PHIL 100 - Individual (Market) Liberalism (3)

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Unformatted text preview: Darius Callier Richard K Matthews POLS 100 – Intro to Political Thought 29 January 2008 Individualistic (Market) Liberalism (2) Thomas Hobbes – ‘condition of man is a condition of war’ “State of Nature” (1) Natural Rights Everything (rights not dependent on government) (2) Individual (3) Equality (4) Liberty “The Value, or Worth of man, is as all other things, his price: that is to say, so much as would be given for the use of his Power… And as in other things, so in men, not the seller, but the buyer determines the Price. For let a man (as most men do), rate themselves as the highest Value they can; yet their true Value is no more than it is esteemed by others” (Hobbes, Leviathan ). A person’s worth is determined by the market. Hobbes describes the natural condition of humanity in the pre-political state of nature in the following quote: “In such condition, there is no place for Industry; because the fruit thereof is uncertain, and consequently no Culture of the Earth; no Navigation, not use of the commodities that may be imported by...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course POLS/PHIL 100 taught by Professor Matthews during the Spring '08 term at Lehigh University .

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