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Day 5 Social Order for BLACKBOARD

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Individual vs. Collective Good Social order and the collective good Opposing views on the relationship between  individual & collective interests Adam Smith (Wealth of Nations, 1776): pursuit of  self-interest can work to the advantage of the  whole:    “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the  brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from  their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves,  not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk  to them of our own necessities but of their advantages”  (p 18)  Role of government?   
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Individual vs. Collective Good Thomas Hobbes (Leviathan 1651):  In the “state of nature” there is “war of every man  against every man” and there is “continual fear, and  danger of violent death; And the life of man,  solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.” 
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