Describe the state of nature in Leviathan, and how it leads to the establishment of a commonwealth.
Although Hobbes specifically argued against democracy as a form of government, his theory has had a lasting impact on our contemporary understanding of democracy. Describe some of the implications of his work on democracy.
Explain how the concept of motion factors into Hobbes' arguments concerning man and commonwealth. If his thesis about motion is wrong, does his whole argument collapse?
In what ways is Hobbes' argument against the philosophy of Aristotle? Why does Hobbes believe Aristotle's philosophy is dangerous to a commonwealth?
Explain Hobbes' ideas on the Kingdom of God. Is he concerned solely with proper Biblical interpretation, or does the Kingdom of God play a role within his larger argument?
What is the Kingdom of Darkness? What are the ways it is perpetuated, and how does one avoid it?
In what ways does fear play a role in Hobbes' argument?
Why does Hobbes begin his study of the commonwealth with an analysis of man?