Benjamin Wiker on Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau


“As with Hobbes, we see again, the power of fiction. Rousseau’s acount of natural man was no more real than Hobbes’s, but following the same pattern, once it became the accepted story of human origins, it thereby exercised the power of a self-fulfilling prophecy. In imagining Rousseau to be right, we have become what Rousseau imagined.” — (Benjamin Wiker, 2008)

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One response to “Benjamin Wiker on Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  1. Thanks, GameMom.
    And thanks, Patrick; that is some really excellent photography on your blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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