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Thomas Hobbes' main arguments on absolutism

Thomas Hobbes was a 17th Century philosopher who is famous for his work on absolutist governments and what life would be like if the powers of government were run in an absolutist fashion.   827 more words


Decluttering My Life

Every now and then it’s good to declutter but minimalism can be its own addiction.

There was a time when I used to be obsessed with decluttering and I tried to strive for ascetic minimalism. 204 more words


*sigh* Dogma Is Good for Mental Health

A new study of the language habits related to depression reveals that happiness is a reward for the small-minded and unjustifiably assured.

A recent study… 441 more words


The French Rural Revolution 1789-1793

By Jorge Sánchez Morales

When Louis XVI failed to reconcile the Estates General during the séance royale of June 23, 1789, the expectations for reform held by a large part of French rural communities, as captured in the cahiers de doléances, faced possible demise.  1,179 more words

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Absolutism, the modern disease

The word is defined as follows: the acceptance of or belief in absolute principles in political, philosophical, ethical, or theological matters.

It appears to me that we live in an age of absolute beliefs or opinions. 1,168 more words

Joseph de Maistre

April 1st, 1753 – February 26th, 1821

Roman Catholic, philosopher, diplomat, and writer, Joseph de Maistre was born to one of the leading families in Chambéry, Savoy, during the times when it belonged to the Kingdom of Sardinia. 1,046 more words



Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu was born on January 18th, 1689. Montesquieu was a French political philosopher during the Age of Enlightenment. He was an aristocrat from the south of France, in the region of Bordeaux. 1,077 more words