Day 21 Hobbes notes from Jay

Equality of hope chapter 13 starting on p 82 sec

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Unformatted text preview: put for a general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death. sec. 3 “competition of riches, honour, command, or other power, inclineth to contention, enmity, and war: because the way of one competitor, to the attaining of his desire, is to kill, subdue, supplant, or repel the other. vainglory chapter 11 (starting p. 65) sec 11: “Vain- glorious men, such as without being conscious to themselves of great sufficiency, delight in supposing themselves gallant men, are inclined only to ostentation; but not to attempt: because when danger or difficulty appears, they look for nothing but to have their insufficiency discovered. part 12: “Vain- glorious men, such as estimate their sufficiency by the flattery of other men, or the fortune of some precedent action, without assured ground of hope from the true knowledge of themselves, are inclined to rash engaging; and in the approach of danger, or difficulty, to retire if they can: because not seeing the way of safety, they will rather hazard their honor, which may be salved with an excuse; than their lives, for which no salve is sufficient. Diffidence (hesitance to act) chapter 13 (starting on p. 82) sec 6 and 7: In the nature of man, we find three principal causes of quarrel: a) competition (for gain), b) diffidence (for safety), c) glory (for reputation) “The first use violence, to make themselves master s of other men’s persons, wives, children, and cattle; the second, to...
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