A VERY PECULIAR ROYALIST. HOBBES IN THE CONTEXT OF HIS POLITICAL CONTEMPORARIES

@article{Curran2002AVP,
  title={A VERY PECULIAR ROYALIST. HOBBES IN THE CONTEXT OF HIS POLITICAL CONTEMPORARIES},
  author={Eleanor Curran},
  journal={British Journal for the History of Philosophy},
  year={2002},
  volume={10},
  pages={167 - 208}
}
  • Eleanor Curran
  • Published 2002
  • Philosophy
  • British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Hobbes was a royalist. He supported Charles I during the Civil Wars and advocated absolutism of the most extreme variety. He can be grouped together with other royalist thinkers and writers of his time; people such as Sir Robert Filmer, Bishop Bramhall and Dudley Digges. His royalism is expressed and supported in his political writings. A cursory glance at almost any modern commentary on Hobbes will reveal these sorts of assumptions about his political beliefs and partisanship during the period… Expand
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