The concept of public consent of Francis Bacon and the politology of Thomas Hobbes

Сергей ЦАРЕГОРОДЦЕВ, Московский государственный университет им. М.В.Ломоносова, Алексей ЗОТКИН, Московский государственный университет им. М.В.Ломоносова
2021 Moldoscopie  
This article analyzes, from the point of view of political science, the works of two famous English thinkers of the Renaissance period - Francis Bacon (1561-1626) and Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). Comparative textual analysis clearly shows that the political ideas of F. Bacon had a significant impact on the work of famous scientists of the modern European period, including the outstanding English thinker Thomas Hobbes. In addition to textual coincidences, the influence of F. Bacon on the work of
more » ... Hobbes is well followed in methodology-in the generality of approaches, techniques, methods of practical and theoretical development of the subject of research. Their creative ideas and the results of research lie in the same scientific plan, since T. Hobbes systematized the anti-Scholastic teaching of his predecessor, perceived and developed views on man, his relationship with nature, society and power. In addition, T. Hobbes perceived the ideas of F. Bacon about the role of social harmony in ensuring political stability in the country and creatively applied them to the foundation of the historical significance of the consent of all people in the arrangement of political life and the formation of the state.
doi:10.52388/1812-2566.2020.4(91).08 fatcat:4tcoir3iffcjng7ifytkbe67dy