Thomas Hobbes Theory of Law and Justice with Contemporary Examples

  • Ayushi Srivastava
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  • Ayushi Srivastava

    Student at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, India

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Thomas Hobbes is considered an authoritative English philosopher and the founder of modern political philosophy. He considers himself to be a genuine discoverer of the ‘science of politics.’ All his political science theory was based on geometrical methods as proof. Such kind of political understanding, which was based on scientific evidence, was very much needed by his country, England because Thomas Hobbes believed that political conflicts were pulling apart his country. He was of the notion that different stands on who was the ultimate political authority in a commonwealth were one of the biggest reasons for ‘civil war’. During his time, there was a great disagreement and conflict between the King Charles, and the parliament. In one of the episodes, for a war against Spain and France, king Charles tried to raise funds but his appeal was rejected by the parliament. Such tensions between the two authorities gave rise to a civil war. As a solution to escape this state of war and to maintain peace, Hobbes stated that there should be an unbiased and supreme sovereign power that has a complete say over all the political issues arising in a society. From this arrives his theory of law and justice and this research work aims to uncover the same.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 5076 - 5085


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