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Leave it to the Leviathan

This graduated role reversal of humility is an act worth thinking about. Revolutions take place despite our preoccupation with initiation. As the world turns, living is perpetual, limited to our species in language only.

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Leave it to the Leviathan

No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

- Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

The Depths of Despair and the Leviathan's Lair Deep Within - Another planksip Möbius

The Depths of Despair and the Leviathan's Lair Deep Within

Leave it to the Leviathan

Inspired by Thomas Hobbes's (1588-1679) quote, "No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." The titled responsion is a prompting towards a civilizing force, a social contract of sorts that demands compliance (as seen through the depth of Hobbsian imaginings).

Thomas Hobbes - planksip
Thomas Hobbes, in some older texts Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, was an English philosopher who is considered one of the founders of modern political philosophy.
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Just below the surface within and throughout society is an organizing force, a force that binds all within society to this social contract of sorts. Where does Goodness come into this question? I am referring to a Platonic sort of self and social imagining, and since how there is no "group" thought without the individual there nor is there an individual thought with homunculi, the projects flow between the group and the individual. The reason, on the other hand, isn't achieved in any group manifestation, so I would have supposed the individual takes precedent. And yet, all individuals differ in their needs, wants, and desires so the group comes back and equalizes this equation.

The Contradictions Run Deep

Inspired by George Steiner's (1929-2020) quote, "We know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach and Schubert, and go to his day's work at Auschwitz in the morning." The titled responsion is sad but a fact of the chemicals in our brain.

George Steiner - planksip
Francis George Steiner, was a literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator. He wrote extensively about the relationship between language, literature and society.
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This graduated role reversal of humility is an act worth thinking about. Revolutions take place despite our preoccupation with initiation. As the world turns, living is perpetual, limited to our species in a language only.

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The Depths of Despair and the Leviathan's Lair Deep Within - Another planksip Möbius

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