Hobbes vs. Spinoza on Human Nature: Political Ramifications

FRI, FEB 18, 2011 (58:36)

Daniel Garber, professor of philosophy at Princeton University, explores the relationship between philosophers Baruch Spinoza and Thomas Hobbes and how their views on human nature helped shape the political culture of their day. Garber's emphasis of study is one the relationship between philosophy, science, and society in the period of the Scientific Revolution.

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