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Hobbes 1. What are Hobbes’ ideas on desire, felicity, the worth of a man? o Desire, according to Hobbes, is small beginning motions in bodies of man toward something. Hobbes says that desire is a tendency to go for something. It is a physical inclination to do something, and does not have anything to do with reason. Hobbes says there are basic desires that people are born with and others that proceed from experience. o Felicity is the continual success in obtaining desires. Hobbes believes that this is never achieved. o The worth of man is the sum of the power a man holds. It is relative and depends on the time or circumstance. The worth of man is based on materialistic things and instrumental value. It is also dependent on how others see or judge you. 2. Summarize concisely the natural condition of man. According to Hobbes, in a state of nature, man cannot trust others around him. He is constantly in a state of war and must do what is best for himself. The natural condition of man means that he is only motivated by self-interest and thinks only to benefit himself. No one is restricted and each is fending for themselves by doing what betters their own condition. The natural condition of man does not take in to account justice or injustice.
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