Hobbes and Absolute Sovereignty

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Philosophy

 

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Jaime S

 

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October 16, 2012

 

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This vertical structure, of sovereign and subjects, according to this theory, is analogous to the backbone of a man. The structure constitutes an essential part of any human society which possesses a system of law, as the backbone comprises an essential part of the man. Where this structure is present we may legitimately speak of human society, together with its sovereign, as a single independent state, and we may also speak of its law...
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Where this structure is absent we cannot legitimately apply those expressions, because the relation of the sovereign to the subjects constitutes, according to this theory, part of the very meaning of those expressions [2]. ? o O o ? Thomas Hobbes' theory of government Hobbes expressed a clear personal confidence in his position as the 'author or originator of an authentic political science'...
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