Abandonando el jardín del Edén: Autoridad política y autoridad lingüística en Thomas Hobbes, por Pat Moloney

This article by Pat Moloney discusses two visions about the medieval concept labeled as “the edenic discourse” and its relation with the Hobbesian concept of “the nature state”. These visions are: First: Christian Tradition in which The Garden of Eden was an historical moment for mankind, a moment of harmony and innocence: God began creation, and He set Adam as centre of it and king of all species; Adam possessed wisdom, virtue, sinless life and the power of naming all species. Moloney discusses the main versions of this vision, represented by some authors from medieval times, the origin of edenic vision, until contemporary authors. This work is based in Genesis. Second: Discussing the second vision Moloney deals with a vision opposite to the latter, represented by Thomas Hobbes. The article explains the hobbesian analysis about “the nature state” concept, expounded by Hobbes mainly in Leviathan and De Cive. Moloney explains the opposition between these visions, the edenic and the hobbesian discourses, and uses language and sovereignty concepts as the main line of his exposition
Keywords divine law  wisdom  jardín del edén  garden of eden  sovereignty  ley natural  sabiduría  soberanía  state of nature  lenguaje  command  mandamiento  Tower of Babel  language  edenic discourse  natural law  estado de naturaleza  ley divina  torre de Babel  discurso adámico
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