Tagged: Hobbes

Candid shot: Barfield on Hobbes

Above, a snippet from Prof. Thomas Barfield’s very animated lecture (babba-bing!) on Thomas Hobbes, in September 2014 for the students of CC 203: Foundations of the Social Sciences.

Analects of the Core: Hobbes on the Good

From Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan: Aristotle and other heathen philosophers define good and evil by the appetite of men; and well enough, as long as we consider them governed every one by his own law. For int eh condition of me that have no other law but their own appetites, there can be no general rule […]

Sreedhar to lecture on Hobbes and Locke

This Wednesday, Prof. Susanne Sreedhar — Assistant Professor of Philosophy, and frequent lecturer in CC203 – will be presenting a talk titled “Hobbes and Locke on Toleration” as part of the Fall 2010 lecture series organized by the Boston University Institute for Philosophy & Religion. From the event description: Prominent in common understandings of the […]

Analect of the Core #11

The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame. – Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan. “Few historians know of the heartwarming friendship between French Reformation theologian John Calvin and English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes, the latter of whom may or may not have been real, […]