James Dundas on the Hobbesian state of nature

Broadie, A. (2013) James Dundas on the Hobbesian state of nature. Journal of Scottish Philosophy, 11(1), pp. 1-13. (doi: 10.3366/jsp.2013.0043)

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James Dundas (c.1620-79) argues that Hobbes's account of human nature is false, that Hobbes's doctrine of the state of nature depends on his account of human nature, and that therefore Hobbes does not give us good reason to believe the doctrine. Dundas provides an alternative narrative to Hobbes's.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:James Dundas, Thomas Hobbes, state of nature, war, self-love, Idea moralis philosophiae, status institutus, status destitutus, status restitutus
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Broadie, Professor Alexander
Authors: Broadie, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Journal of Scottish Philosophy
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press

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