Leviathan - 2 laws of nature l Seek peace and follow it l...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/31/10 Leviathan Thomas Hobbes Quinn Romasko
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8/31/10 About Hobbes Studied many different sciences which influenced his work His publication of The Elements of Law, he was forced to flee to Paris Leviathan was so controversial, he was forced to leave Paris (for
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8/31/10 General Ideas The State as a Body Hobbes' view of human nature 3 Reasons for Quarrel Amongst People Rights vs. Laws Justice/Keeping Covenants
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8/31/10 Leviathan Summary Our thoughts are based on our senses alone All men equal (because we can all kill each other) If two men desire the same thing…they actively try to dispose of each other 3 principal causes of quarrel: l Competition Diffidence
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8/31/10 Summary cont. No right or wrong/property/morality etc. without a common power to define it
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Unformatted text preview: 2 laws of nature l Seek peace and follow it l Be willing to compromise only if others do too Sovereign ruler needs to enforce this contract 8/31/10 Arguement It is rational for us to forfeit certain liberties, but only if others are forced to do the same by a sovereign power 8/31/10 Evidence “Every man ought to endeavor peace, as far as he has hope of obtaining it; and when he cannot obtain it, that he may seek and use all helps and advantages of war” “That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far-forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things, and be contented with so much 8/31/10 Final Question? How does Hobbes define justice (relative to keeping covenants)?...
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2010 for the course E 34445 taught by Professor Christian during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas.

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