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Philosophy Academia Ethics Libertarian theory Sovereignty Social philosophy Virtue Leviathan Oligarchy Thomas Hobbes Jurisprudence Natural law Mark Thomas Aristotle
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Philosophy Academia Ethics Libertarian theory Sovereignty Social philosophy Virtue Leviathan Oligarchy Thomas Hobbes Jurisprudence Natural law Mark Thomas Aristotle
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1 Neither, however, maintains mainstream support for their theories as a whole Hobbes' views, and the findings he draws, have been described as "extreme".2 Similarly, many of assumptions on which Aristotle builds his theories (such as the `polis' social unit) and conclusions drawn (such as the `inferiority' of women who are by nature "ruled" by men)3 are of little relevance to modern western society. On the face of it, the two positions taken by Aristotle and Hobbes are incompatible: one holding humanity to be "solitary, poor, nasty [and] brutish",4 the other naturally social.5 However, by discarding the extraordinary and unreasonable components of their arguments, it can be found that not only do their positions complement each other, but that their views reflect, and are relevant to, modern society far beyond being mere hi...
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