Oliko Hobbes epäonnistunut liberalisti?

Was Hobbes a failed liberal?

Hobbes is often presented as a failed liberal who started with extremely individualistic premises but for me reason ended up with absolutist conclusions. The article criticizes this view, maintaining that for Hobbes the central task of political philosophy was not to explain why free individuals establish sovereign political power. Hobbes' theory was an answer to the question what are the rights of a sovereign and the duties of subjects. His atomistic conception of the state and nature aimed at showing the purpose of political institutions, and at explaining how these institutions must be constructed in order to serve their end.

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