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Reading Questions _13_Hobbes_Pages 205-214

Reading Questions _13_Hobbes_Pages 205-214 - 14 Why is...

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PHI 105.02 Prof. Epstein Guided Reading Questions for class meeting 10/13/10 Hobbes: Leviathan pgs. 205-214. 1. In what sense is the Leviathan an artificial man? What does the Leviathan have to do with nature? (205) 2. Which part of man is the Leviathan? What does this part do? (205) 3. What is the Leviathan? 4. What is Hobbes’ definition of power? (206) 5. What is the greatest human power? What are some other examples of power? (206) 6. What is the natural condition of humankind? How is this so with respect to the body? The mind? (207) 7. What is the source of men becoming enemies? (207) 8. How does man secure/protect himself from another man? (207-208) 9. Why must man always enlarge and augment his dominion? (208) 10. Why do men who keep company feel grief when there is no power over them? (208) 11. What are the three natural principal causes of quarrels? Explain each. (208) 12. Why is Hobbes’ state of nature a state of war? (208) 13. Why is life in the state of nature “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short” (208)
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Unformatted text preview: 14. Why is nothing unjust in the state of nature? (209) 15. Why is there no property in the state of nature? (209) 16. What inclines men towards peace? (209) 17. What is the right of nature? (209) 18. What is liberty? (209) 19. What is the difference between a right and a law? (210) 20. What are the two fundamental laws of nature? (210) 21. What is the difference between the law of the Gospel and the law of all men? (211) 22. How are one’s rights laid aside? (2 ways) (211) 23. What is the difference between renouncing/transferring rights? 24. What rights cannot be given up? (211) 25. What is a contract? What are some of the types of contracts men make? (212) 26. Why are covenants void in the state of nature? Why are covenants valid in a civil estate? (212) 27. What is the justification for taxes? (213) 28. Why can’t man contract with beasts or God? (213)...
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