Lecture I: This is an introduction to the political views of Thomas Hobbes, which are often deemed paradoxical. On the one hand, Hobbes is a stern defender of political absolutism. The Hobbesian doctrine of sovereignty dictates complete monopoly of power… More
A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009.
The writer and psychologist Steven Pinker joins Matthew Parris to discuss the life of the great English philosopher Thomas Hobbes. Noel Malcolm from All Souls College, Oxford provides the expert analysis. Power and violence are themes of the discussion of… More