Survey 2018

We’ll Take a Cup of Resistance Yet, for Absolutism is not the End

We’ll Take a Cup of Resistance Yet, for Absolutism is not the End

by Danielle Youlan Luo

June 2018

Rooted in scientific deduction and reasoning, Thomas Hobbes’s depiction of authority is a response to his understanding of human behaviours in the state of nature. Hobbes maintains that inherent human aversions and passions propel the disintegration of the state of nature into the state of war, since unregulated behaviours often result in the conflict of interest (Hobbes 76).