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Philosophy of Sciences

2013 year, number 2

The notion of nature and the problem of solidarity in Thomas Hobbes’s and John Locke’s philosophy

D.R. Yavorskiy
Keywords: nature, solidarity, British philosophy, Hobbes, Locke


The paper reconstructs the transition from theological symbolism of unity to naturalistic one in British philosophy of 17–18th centuries. It reveals the specific of this process in comparison with continental philosophy and shows how the meaning of the concept «nature» transformed in Hobbes's and Locke's works in the light of the problem of solidarity.