This article focuses on the Hobbesian conception of faction and sedition. Faction is both the denial of State and a «State in the State», while sedition plays a decisive role both in the crisis of the institutions and in their genesis, being described both as necessarily unjust and as the bearer of a possibly legitimate moral claim to justice. Thus, the article shows how the nature and the goal of Hobbesian politics must be understood through the paradoxical complicity between the State and the risk of disruption introduced by factions and seditions.
Toto, F. (2018). Fazioni e sedizioni. Aspetti della teoria hobbesiana dei sistemi. STUDI FILOSOFICI, XLI, 49-70.