Thomas Hobbes and the displacement of political philosophy

@article{Vinnicombe2005ThomasHA,
  title={Thomas Hobbes and the displacement of political philosophy},
  author={Thea Vinnicombe},
  journal={International Journal of Social Economics},
  year={2005},
  volume={32},
  pages={667-681}
}
  • Thea Vinnicombe
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Social Economics
Purpose – This paper aims to demonstrate the pivotal role played by Thomas Hobbes in the displacement of political philosophy by economic science. Design/methodology/approach – The focus of the paper is an analysis of Hobbes' most clear and accessible work, The Leviathan. Findings – The paper shows that Hobbes was the first not only to enunciate comprehensively a mechanistic understanding of man as matter in motion but also, more importantly, to infer from this the logical conclusion that the… Expand
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