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  1. Oct 2022
    1. John Aubrey tells us that Hobbes ‘always carried a note booke in his pocket, and as soon as a thought darted, he presently entred it into his booke, or otherwise he might have lost it. He had drawn the designe of the book into chapters, etc., so he knew whereabout it would come in.’
  2. Jan 2022
    1. leviathan

      This tangential reference to Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil is quite delicious here.

    2. Charles Darwin wrote an entire book about humans being social creatures. He wrote that any Hobbesian human would be an “unnatural monster.”

      Relate this back to Graeber/Wengrow's thesis.

  3. Dec 2021
  4. Oct 2020
    1. This school in effect applies a Hobbesian view of politics to international relations, and assumes that aggression and insecurity are universal characteristics of human societies rather than the product of specific historical circumstances.