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Unformatted text preview: Hobbes *no best way to live ones life *people want to get what they want-different people want different things, so there is no one universal standard of value *distinguishes between is and ought *Hobbes describes what people ARE, not what they SHOULD BE *given how people are, what should they do to get what they want *people want power because its a means to an end *the only reason people try to act virtuously is because they want approval from other people *empathy needs to be taught *why would we resent someone that did something for us that we cant repay? *pride *they can hold it over us, they are superior to us *were all equal in our vulnerability-no one is so powerful that they are not at risk...
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- Spring '11