Episode 27 – Thomas Hobbes, part 2


On this episode of the podcast, we continue our discussion of Thomas Hobbes. First, we learn about how Hobbes views fear, and find out how Stephen was almost murdered while eating a Five Dollar Footlong. Next, we examine the differences between the approaches of Thomas Hobbes and Francis Bacon when it came to achieving scientific progress. Finally, we find out why Hobbes thought language was so important, and how his ideas could help you prevent your wife from thinking you’re ‘in da club’ when you’re not. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

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If you were interested in Thomas Hobbes and his views on fear, there is a book that I love and have read multiple times that discusses fear at length. It’s called The 50th Law. This book is as interesting as it is helpful–so much so that I was compelled to write a review of it.

Here is where you can learn about The 50th Law by Robert Greene:

The 50th Law Review and Links.

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Additional Stuff For Anyone Interested:

Great overview of Hobbes by Stanford: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hobbes-moral/

Hobbes’ Life in detail as well as a look at his works: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/268448/Thomas-Hobbes

Hobbes in contrast to natural rights: http://www.nlnrac.org/earlymodern/hobbes


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