Fear, Technology, and the State

@article{McCormick1994FearTA,
  title={Fear, Technology, and the State},
  author={John P. McCormick},
  journal={Political Theory},
  year={1994},
  volume={22},
  pages={619 - 652}
}
It is striking that one of the most consequential representatives of [the] abstract scientific orientation of the seventeenth century [Thomas Hobbes] became so personalistic. This is because as a juristic thinker he wanted to grasp the reality of societal life just as much as he, as a philosopher and a natural scientist, wanted to grasp the reality of nature.... [J]uristic thought in those days had not yet become so overpowered by the natural sciences that he, in the intensity of his scientific… 
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