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dc.creatorSimendić, Marko
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-02T12:17:35Z
dc.date.available2021-04-02T12:17:35Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-8489-3606-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://rfpn.fpn.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/599
dc.description.abstractThomas Hobbes is notorious for his arguments in favour of the sovereign’s absolute authority. Throughout various reiterations of his argument, from Elements of Law to Leviathan, Hobbes’s central contention remains the same: in order to be effective at keeping peace and, thus, at securing the foundations for the wellbeing of its subjects, the sovereign should be the only person (be it a group or an individual) that is endowed with absolute authority over everything except the bare lives of his subjects. The sovereign’s will is the law and, thus, it becomes the will of his every subject. In fact, the very essence of the state is in the sovereign endowed with absolute authority; he is commonwealth’s condition sine qua non. His will is the glue that keeps the disjointed individuals together and unites them in a single state. This “reall Unitie of them all” (Hobbes 1651: 87) comes from the subjects submitting their particular, different and conflicting wills to the singular will of the sovereign. Hobbes’s remedy for the dangerous state of (naturally) conflicting individual wills is in the commonwealth, which rests on their externally enforced uniformity.
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis
dc.rightsrestrictedAccess
dc.sourcePhilosophies of Multiculturalism: Beyond Liberalism
dc.subjectThomas Hobbes
dc.subjectabsolute authority
dc.subjectcommonwealth
dc.titleUnity and diversity in a Hobbesian commonwealthen
dc.typebookPart
dc.rights.licenseARR
dc.citation.epage42
dc.citation.other: 29-42
dc.citation.spage29
dc.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315516370
dc.identifier.rcubconv_1489
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85024834565
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