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Unformatted text preview: 09/03/2008 16:23:00 1. modern thinkers have made it too easy to describe state of nature physical o anthropological current o best machine out there, mainly respondents to stimuli, not aware of mortality, no fear, asocial preservation o not as domesticated as modern man, stronger metaphysical o ability to be free agentdisagrees with HOBBES here o can overcome or limit sensient existence not just pain/pleasure motives HOBBES idea of good. Hobbes and Smith too narrow transcend o perfectibility imagination humans changing over time never describes will as reason pg 45 we have will, self destructive o reason separate concept, not a scout for passions(Hobbes and Smith) o o source of will different histories. Experiencesproduct of antecedents o hobbes only addresses western commercial societies o hobbes and smith have idea of preventing the worst is better than...
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- Spring '08