Sunday, April 5, 2009

April 5: You and Your Dreams (Vol. 34, pp. 313-322)

The great English philosopher Thomas Hobbes was born this day in 1588, but to mark the occasion, the editors select a really odd piece of Hobbes' masterwork, "Leviathan."

Instead of laying out his view of humans in the state of nature living lives "nasty, brutish and short," we get this snippet discussing dreams and imagination. A very un-Hobbes-like sample of his work.

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