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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/14/11 IT 228 The Idea of a Social Contract
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9/14/11 Administration Your Peer Review 1 papers are due tonight at 11:50 PM Turn them in on both COL and Turnitin.com. I am posting the next assignment tonight, the midterm. It will be due a week from today, 10/12. Complete instructions are posted with the assignment.
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9/14/11 In the news California’s law, which makes the sale of certain violent games to children illegal, is based on the assumption that the gaming industry cannot effectively regulate itself, and that the government needs to have control over what is sold and who can buy it. Should the Supreme Court agree with that assessment, every other form of media would
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9/14/11 On the docket WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, wading into a thicket of free- speech and children's rights issues, agreed Monday to decide whether California can ban the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. The court will review a federal court's decision to throw out California's ban. The 9th
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9/14/11 Hobbes's Argument The passions that incline men to peace, are fear of death; desire of such things as are necessary to commodious living; and a hope by their industry to obtain them. And reason suggests convenient articles of peace, upon which men may be drawn to agreement. These articles . . . are called the Laws of Nature.
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9/14/11 Where should moral facts If we cannot appeal to God, moral facts, or natural altruism, is there anything left on which morality might be founded? Morality should be understood as the solution to a practical problem that arises for self-interest Moral rules, then, are simply the rules that we need to get the
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9/14/11 State of Nature What if there was no such thing as government—no laws, no police, and no courts? Hobbes called this the "state of nature." What would it be like? Hobbes thought it would be dreadful.
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9/14/11 Hobbes’s description of Hobbes writes In the Leviathan : “no place for industry, because the fruit thereof is uncertain: and consequently no culture of the earth; no navigation, nor use of the commodities that may be imported by sea; no commodious building; no instruments of moving, and removing, such things as require much force; no knowledge of the face of the earth; no account of time; no arts; no
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9/14/11 Four basic facts about the Each of us needs the same basic things in order to survive—food, clothing, shelter. The things we need to survive do not exist in plentiful supply Each of us will want to get as much as we can If we cannot prevail by our own strength, what hope do we have?
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9/14/11 "constant state of war”, of Life in the state of nature would be intolerable This is what actually happens when governments collapse To escape the state of nature, we must find a way to cooperate In a stable and cooperative society, the amount of essential goods can be increased and distributed to all
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