Thomas Hobbes Moral and Political Philosophy

Thomas Hobbes Moral and Political Philosophy

Thomas Hobbes Moral and Political Philosophy:- It was the logic of local events which drove the leaders of parliament to claim and exercise a sovereign power which was alike contrary to their own preconceived ideas and to the traditions of the English constitution. Neither the desire for logical consistency nor a philosophical perception of the … Read more

Jean Bodin on Sovereignty

Jean Bodin

Most of the books on politics produced in France in the last quarter of the sixteenth century were controversial tracts, without detachment and without philosophical originality. There was one work, however, the Six livres de la république, published by Jean Bodin in 1576, of less ephemeral nature. This book also was occasioned by the civil … Read more

Niccolo Machiavelli The Father of Modern Political Science

Niccolo Machiavelli The Father of Modern Political Science

Niccolo Machiavelli The Father of Modern Political Science. The failure of the conciliar party to carry the principles and practice of medieval constitutionalism into the church anticipated by only a generation or two a general recession of representative institutions in the state. And the revival of papal absolutism in the middle of the fifteenth century, … Read more

Political actualities in Aristotle

Political actualities in Aristotle

Political actualities in Aristotle. The opening paragraphs of Book IV of the Politics show a significant enlargement of Aristotle’s conception of political philosophy, Any science or art ought, he says, to cover the whole of a subject, A gymnastic trainer ought indeed to be able to produce a finished athlete, but he ought also to … Read more