Hobbes Studies 24 (2011) 15–23 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/187502511X563790 brill.nl/hobs Language as a Factor of Integration or Segregation in Modern States Margarita Costa Member of the Center for Philosophical Research (CIF) Retired as Full Professor of Modern Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires Gallo 1634, 1425 EFJ, Buenos Aires, Argentina E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract Th is paper aims at showing that Hobbes’s theory of language, which allows men to communicate among themselves like no other animal species, is an importante factor in the integration of modern states. Both his nominalism and the fact that he considers language previous to reason play a role in the formation of social groups.Th is leads him, as Johnston points out, to make political order depend upon linguistic order. In consequence, Hobbes aims at building a political philosophy by introducing a suitable vocabulary and setting basic propositions from which to deduce valid conclusions, proceding more geometrico .He also points out the importance of lan- guage for men to emerge from the state of nature and to draw a compact for peace and security.. He also stresses the relation between language and power. Biblical references are included to reinforce the
Hobbes Studies – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2011
Keywords: STATE OF NATURE; INTEGRATION; COMPACT; POWER; LANGUAGE
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