The Hobbes-Bramhall Debate on Liberty and Necessity ~ The Imaginative Conservative

Despite their contrasting metaphysics, Thomas Hobbes and John Bramhall were Royalist supporters during the English Civil War. Both men believed that monarchy was the best form of government despite their opposing perceptions of liberty. If philosophy influences politics, why then would two thinkers’ opposing philosophical views result in support for the same form of government? (essay by Nayeli Riano)
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