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Article: Hobbes and human irrationality

Article considering whether Hobbes’s science of politics is compatible with his materialism. Sandra Leonie Field argues that Hobbes’s science of politics rests on a dual analysis of human beings: humans as complex material bodies in a network of mechanical forces, prone to passions and irrationality; and humans as subjects of right and obligation, morally exhortable by appeal to the standards of reason.