ILS 206 -- Thomas Hobbes

ILS 206 -- Thomas Hobbes - Thomas Hobbes 9. The Soveriegn...

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Thomas Hobbes 06/03/2008 11:58:00 9. The Soveriegn the artificial person the unity of power 10. justice in the Leviathan justice in the state of nature justice as civil laws justice as Utility the sovereign as the “Great Definer” Justice in the market society 11.Equality 12.The limits of the sovereign the law of nature the problem of judgment 13.the limits of hobbes Leviathan or the Sovereign is composed of people Mutual sharing of rights that creates the leviathan Lay down rights through the covenant Only served when it serves ones purpose.
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Chaos stops Costs – makes idea of covenant hard In the future, opportunities for people to do wrong, but not get caught. Rational maximizers Contract made by force of words alone is useless 194 196 200 everyone has to explicitly make a contract covenant thought experiment nature of obligations to obey the sovereign sovereign artificial person – hobbes made up of transfer of powers of individuals o sum total of rights of individuals a modern argument there is nothing inborn or inequality that makes a sovereign right to author comes from the people. Authority – bits and pieces of power that makes the state.
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