Couple questions about Hobbes’ Leviathan. A bit late, but hey, maybe something can be made out of them.
1. How much does fear play a part in Hobbes notion of the state?
This is in regards to the idea of man in his pre-social condition, and I suppose could be complemented by the question:
2. How can we view Hobbes work, especially the idea of man in his state of nature, through a psychoanalytical lens?
3. How does the idea of being imprisoned factor into Hobbes sovereign state?
4. Is Leviathan, undoubtedly a utopian or normative project, does not seem to fit into Hobbes’ definition of the imagination. How do we place this text within Hobbes’ philosophy when considering it as a creative work?
5. Does Hobbes’ materialism undermine the importance he puts on power in Chapter X (especially section )?
or am I just unclear on what materialism is…