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2008 | 9 | 49-69

Article title

STATE AND LAW OF NATURE. SAMUEL CLARK'S CRITICISM OF THOMAS HOBBES

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Several years after Hobbes' death his spirit was incessantly present in British philosophy. It aroused such a bitter controversy, that every philosopher or theologian who considered himself a Christian theist felt an irresistible obligation to dispute with Hobbes and to discredit his philosophy. The article presents the criticism of the thought of 'Leviathan's' author made by Samuel Clark, one of England's leading apologetic thinkers of the turn of the 17th and 18th century. Clark's criticism starts from a position of traditionally understood law of nature as God's creation. The main target of the attack is Hobbes' state of nature, interpreted by Clark as inconsistent with the deepest layer of human condition. Also, a vital element of Clark's objection is Hobbes' conception of God

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9

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49-69

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ARTICLE

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  • S. Raube, Uniwersytet w Bialymstoku, Katedra Bioetyki i Antropologii Filozoficznej, pl. Uniwersytecki 1, 15-240 Bialystok, Poland

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CEJSH db identifier
09PLAAAA058918

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bwmeta1.element.3e46ed77-8391-3a8b-86d8-2685af3a2b80
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