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Authority and theodicy in Hobbes's leviathan
Author/s:  George Wright 
Year:  2004 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  30 FullText PDF:  150 KB

Authority and Theodicy in Hobbes's Leviathan (by George Wright) - ABSTRACT: George Wright traces a conceptual link between Hobbes’s teaching on authority, both human and divine, and on theodicy, the justification of the wayes of God to men, as Milton had it. The key distinction between human and divine authority is captured in the differing positions of the slave and the hired man, as these were known in antiquity. The author then links authority to theodicy by way of the distinction that Hobbes consistently drew between God as cause and God as person.

George Wright, in "RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA" 1/2004, pp. , DOI:


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