The history of ideas: Sam Willis meets Hannah Dawson

As part of a video series produced for History Extra, Dr Sam Willis interviews Dr Hannah Dawson about her field of expertise, the history of ideas.

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As part of a video series produced for History Extra, Dr Sam Willis interviews Dr Hannah Dawson about her field of expertise, the history of ideas.

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At the Tallow Chandlers Livery Company in London, the pair discuss Thomas Hobbes’s social contract and the ‘madness of the past’, and ask: why do we obey the law?