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Ch. 7 Palmer Contractualism

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Ch. 7 Palmer Contractualism Thomas Hobbes Main motive of Contractualism is to protect against abusive acts of others which bargains from the position of self-interest and each individual must negotiate with others to maximize specific interests. Hobbes and the Crocodiles Hobbes believed people were terrible. Hobbes, the Optimist? We all want to better ourselves, but we all have to live cooperatively. In that sense, to maximize our interests we must compromise for what we believe is in our best interest. Hobbes and Equality Hobbes believes in the power of education. He stated as in the Declaration of Independence that all individuals are equal. But he meant that some may have an advantage over others, but not by much. The State of Nature Concept like right and wrong and justice exist ONLY under law, which is only meaningful under authority that enforces the law. God’s law is not as important as human law. “State of nature” is the state where no one accepts control or rational authority. We exit a state of nature within our passion to live and reason. Reason exists as our ability to think logically and to learn from past experiences and others’ forceful logic. Evolve psychological egoism to account for things not
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