24. Thursday, January 7, 2010

24. Thursday, January 7, 2010 - PHL Thursday, January 7,...

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PHL Thursday, January 7, 2010 Historical Context 1588: Spanish Armada 1649: Cromwell executes Charles I English civil war: Roundheads vs. Cavaliers 1660: The Restoration (Charles I, James II) 1688: Glorious Revolution (William and Mary take control of the English throne) Tories vs. Whigs Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) intellectual apologist of the Whig faction - defense of private property Leviathan (1651) atomism (matter in motion) - everything it made of this, complicated organization of bits and matter in motion (people are more complex) pleasure/ pain - the interactions that matter has with the world, pleasure - bits of matter wanting to go towards something, pain - vice versa, ex: touch a stove your hand moves away, we temporalize pleasure and pain appetites and aversions - maximize pleasure by getting appetites and lessening pain by staying away from aversions POWER - being able to satisfy appetites and avoid aversions, however in political terms power poses a problem state of nature: solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short (SPNBS)
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course PHL 100Y1 taught by Professor Professormarkkingwell during the Fall '09 term at University of Toronto.

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