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Epistemologia e teoria politica in Hobbes
di Gonzalo Letelier Widow
Direttore del Centro de Estudios Tomistas
Universidad Santo Tomás – Chile


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Abstract

Hobbes’ concept of science is a useful key to understand the main thesis of his political doctrine. Although Hobbes himself was not always coherent with his own notion of science, many of its most important concepts, such as social contract, sovereignity and law, can be explained as conclusions of his view of science as creative reasoning and rigourous deduction with a practical purpose. According to this view, civil science is the higher form of human knowledge.