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Darwin-L Message Log 3:101 (November 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

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<3:101>From Michael_Kenny@sfu.ca  Sun Nov 28 21:41:00 1993

Date: Sun, 28 Nov 93 19:44:25 -0800
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
From: Michael_Kenny@sfu.ca (Michael Kenny)
Subject: Re: hist of archaeology

I can't speak for Locke, but in the pages just after his infamous "cruel,
brutish, and short" comment about the quality of life in the State of
Nature, Thomas Hobbes refers to the natives of America as an example of
just that condition (not, however, specifying which peoples he was thinking
of). His other example of this deplorable condition is that of otherwise
civilized  peoples who have fallen into a state of civil war.

M. Kenny
Michael_Kenny@sfu.ca

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