Thomas Hobbes and the State of Nature

Devin Stauffer, Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas, talks about English philosopher and author of “Leviathan,” Thomas Hobbes (March 4, 2015).

Professor Stauffer specializes in classical and early modern political philosophy. Most of his research has focused on classical thought, but his current work also examines the origins of liberalism, the theoretical foundations of modernity, and the divide between ancient and modern political thought. He is the author of “Plato’s Introduction to the Question of Justice” (SUNY, 2001), coauthor and cotranslator of “Empire and the Ends of Politics: Plato’s Menexenus and Pericles’ Funeral Oration” (Focus Philosophical Library, 1999), and author of “The Unity of Plato’s Gorgias: Rhetoric, Justice, and the Philosophic Life” (Cambridge, 2006).

The Emory Williams Lecture Series in the Liberal Arts has been made possible by a generous gift from Mr. Emory Williams (Emory College ’32 and Trustee Emeritus, Emory University).

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