Hobbes on Consensus

If ‘x’ is true, then ‘x’ is true independently of whether one man [sic] or all men believe ‘x’ is true.

But no one man’s reason, or the reason of any one number of men makes the certainty, no more than an account is therefore well cast up, because a great many men have unanimously approved it. 

Thomas Hobbes. J.C.A. Gaskin, Ed. Leviathan. (1651) Oxford World’s Classics. Oxford University Press: New York. Reissue 2008. (Hobbes, 28) Part : 1, Chapter 5; Paragraph 3 (Right reason where.)

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