Tag Archives: Hobbes

HCJ FOUR: (Economics) Smith to Keynes

History of Economic Theory 18th century: Adam Smith and free trade: “Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those … Continue reading

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HCJ THREE: (Seminar Paper) Max Weber, Economy and Society

“It is horrible to think that the world could one day be filled with nothing but little men clinging to little jobs and striving toward bigger ones.” (Weber)  Weber was fascinated with power and how it can be made legitimate. The German sociologist and political … Continue reading

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HCJ Seminars

Tuesday October 2nd: Seminar 1: In our first seminar we were assigned to our seminar topics and I chose Plato, Aristotle and the classical theory of state as I enjoy pretty much anything to do with the Classical world! Tuesday … Continue reading

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History and Context: Rousseau and The French Revolution

Rousseau Jean-Jacques Rousseau was an 18th century ‘philosophe’ born in Geneva into a very poor family. He was regarded as the father of the Romantic Movement and is believed to have influenced the French Revolution due to his appeal to … Continue reading

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History and Context: Hobbes, Machiavelli and The Godfather

Hobbes Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (1588-1679) was an empiricist, like Locke, Berkeley, and Hume, but unlike them, he was an admirer of mathematical method. He was a man suspected of atheism and he is described by Russell, in A History … Continue reading

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