Week 5 Application Notes

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Week 5 Application Notes: Ciulla Reading Concepts: This introspective assignment is based on the various concepts that you have studied from your textbook, The Ethics of Leadership . Write a 350 to 500 word report sharing what you learned about ethical leadership from chapters 1 and 2 of your textbook. Cite specific ideas from the textbook in your report Notes from textbook: SELF INTEREST AND HUMAN NATURE (Thomas Hobbes, 1588-1679) P 31 In this article, Hobbes argues that the driving motivation behind human behavior and society is fear of death and the need for society. Hobbes thought democratic leadership would lead to anarchy because he believe that humans are self – interested and have a natural tendency to assert themselves and seek power. Hobbes shows us how self – interest is compatible with the basic premise of the golden rule. Notice that when self – interest turns into empathy, people are able to care about the interests of others. Pg 31 Hobbes's Moral and Political Philosophy First published Tue Feb 12, 2002; substantive revision Sat Aug 23, 2008 The 17 th Century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes is now widely regarded as one of a handful of truly great political philosophers, whose masterwork Leviathan rivals in significance the political writings of Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, and Rawls. Hobbes is famous for his early and elaborate development of what has come to be known as “social contract theory”, the method of justifying political principles or arrangements by appeal to the agreement that would be made among suitably situated rational, free, and equal persons. He is infamous for having used the social contract method to arrive at the astonishing conclusion that we ought to submit to the authority of an absolute— undivided and unlimited—sovereign power. While his methodological innovation had a profound constructive impact on subsequent work in political philosophy, his substantive conclusions have served mostly as a foil for the development of more palatable philosophical positions. Hobbes's moral philosophy has been less influential than his political philosophy, in part because that theory is too ambiguous to have garnered any general consensus as to its content. Most scholars have
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course BUSI 3002 taught by Professor Marclyncheski during the Fall '11 term at Walden University.

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