Thomas Hobbes and the geometry of the Commonwealth: notes on the state of nature from the history of science

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  • Sergio H. Orozco-Echeverri Universidad de Antioquia

Keywords:

History of Science, Scienti c Revolution, Thomas Hobbes, Theory of Knowledge, state of nature

Abstract


This article pretends to shed light on Hobbes’s concept of state of nature, through a reading of his conception of knowledge which makes possible to relate him with the ‘New Science’ or the Scientific Revolution. In consequence, this article relates Hobbes with some problems and traditions of the Scientific Revolution through a fresh reading of his theory of knowledge, whence the concept of state of nature is rede ned in terms of integral cause; this makes possible to argue the need of Commonwealth, excluding the anthropological pessimism traditionally attributed to Hobbes.

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Author Biography

Sergio H. Orozco-Echeverri, Universidad de Antioquia

Grupo de Investigación Conocimiento, filosofía, ciencia,
historia y sociedad
Instituto de Filosofía
Universidad de Antioquia
shorozco@udea.edu.co

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Published

2009-01-26

How to Cite

Orozco-Echeverri, S. H. (2009). Thomas Hobbes and the geometry of the Commonwealth: notes on the state of nature from the history of science. Estudios De Filosofía, (39), 153–175. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/estudios_de_filosofia/article/view/12680

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