Analysis Of Hobbes' Leviathan

Analysis Of Hobbes' Leviathan - 1 PHI 1000C Professor R...

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PHI – 1000C Professor R. Muller Analysis of Hobbes’ Leviathan As I was reading Leviathan, I believe the purpose that Hobbes wanted the reader to understand were the concepts of man and citizenship. He first delves into the aspects of sense, memory, experience, and internal mechanisms that affect the human behavior. He Hobbes defines power as the “present means to obtain some future good”. He describes two different types of power, natural power and instrumental power. The natural power consists of strength, intellect, and eloquence which inculcate themselves within the body. Instrumental power consists of riches, reputation, and esteem that are a means to acquire further power. With these two concepts of power in mind, the idea of worth reaches in by defining it as “the worth of a man is how much he would be given for the use of his powers”. Perceiving from this essay, all humans have the desire for more power. Because we have the insatiable quench for power, humans live for more power in
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course PHI 1000C taught by Professor Auerbach during the Spring '07 term at St. Johns Duplicate.

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