Thomas Hobbes and international relations: from realism to rationalism


Yurdusev A.

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, cilt.60, sa.2, ss.305-321, 2006 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 60 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/10357710600696191
  • Dergi Adı: AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.305-321

Özet

This article attempts to provide a correction to the exclusive realist interpretations of Thomas Hobbes. It makes the point that Hobbes is not as close to a realist understanding of international relations as has been prevalently held. Given Hobbes's conception of man and the state of nature, the formation of Leviathan and the law of nature, it is here argued that Hobbes gives us a perception of international relations which is not always conflictual and comprises the adjustments of conflicting interests, leading to the possibility of alliances and cooperation in international relations.