Hobbes como um contratualista moderno: uma proposição falaciosa

Translated title of the contribution: Hobbes as a modern contractualist: A misleading proposition

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The present article intends to show that Hobbes, although one of the founding fathers of the modern political individualist paradigm is not a contractualist, insisting, for this purpose, on his work Leviathan. The sovereign is not then born according to the social and political contract that would originate society, rather, the contract implies the character of the sovereign, without whom the individualist political society would not exist. The wholesome understanding of the sovereign power is therefore Hobbes main purpose.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)399-418
Number of pages20
JournalAnuario Filosófico
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Hobbes
  • Individualism
  • Contractualism
  • Sovereign

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