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- The Enlightenment’s Dark Side
- The Tolerant Leviathan: Hobbes and the Paradox of Liberalism
- Civil Interests, The Social Contract, and The Conditions of Political Legitimacy
The Enlightenment’s Dark Side
In the metaphysics of identity , the ship of Theseus is a thought experiment that raises the question of whether an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object. The concept is one of the oldest in Western philosophy , having been discussed by the likes of Heraclitus and Plato by c. The thought puzzle was discussed by ancient philosophers such as Heraclitus Cratylus d and Plato Parmenides ,  later by Plutarch ,  and more recently by Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. Several variants are known, including the grandfather's axe , which has had both head and handle replaced. This is itself an example of Ship of Theseus, as the original story has had various elements replaced over time. The particular "ship of Theseus" version of the thought puzzle was first introduced in Greek legend as reported by the historian, biographer, and essayist Plutarch:.
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The Tolerant Leviathan: Hobbes and the Paradox of Liberalism
The 17 th Century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes is now widely regarded as one of a handful of truly great political philosophers, whose masterwork Leviathan rivals in significance the political writings of Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, and Rawls. He is infamous for having used the social contract method to arrive at the astonishing conclusion that we ought to submit to the authority of an absolute—undivided and unlimited—sovereign power. While his methodological innovation had a profound constructive impact on subsequent work in political philosophy, his substantive conclusions have served mostly as a foil for the development of more palatable philosophical positions. Readers new to Hobbes should begin with Leviathan , being sure to read Parts Three and Four, as well as the more familiar and often excerpted Parts One and Two. Hobbes sought to discover rational principles for the construction of a civil polity that would not be subject to destruction from within.
For many contemporary liberals, toleration has become liberalism's defining characteristic, with individual rights being maintained more or less unconditionally. Because Hobbes stressed so emphatically the conditional character of nearly all individual rights and their dependence on sovereign authority, he is typically viewed by liberals as an absolutist who was indifferent, if not hostile, to toleration. This typical view, however, neglects liberalism's own absolutism, which necessarily supports and qualifies toleration. Hobbes's liberalism is paradoxical, but the paradox of Hobbes's liberalism not only reflects, but also helps to clarify, the paradox of liberalism per se. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution. Reprints and Permissions. Judd Owen, J.
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Help in sorting out the paradoxes surrounding liberal toleration can be found in considering that most paradoxical of liberal thinkers, Thomas Hobbes. Hobbes's.
Civil Interests, The Social Contract, and The Conditions of Political Legitimacy
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