Hobbes - Hobbes: Leviathan Wednesday, March 14, 2007 2:10...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Hobbes: Leviathan Wednesday, March 14, 2007 2:10 AM Page 489-491   How does the mind operate?  The thoughts of man cannot operate without sense. Everything relies on sense. Sense is  foremost important.  Everything is derived from sense. No conception in a man's mind  can exist without organs of sense(tongue, hands, ears, nose, eyes).  The cause of sense  is the external body or object which provides the organs for which sense can occur.               Hobbes argues that our knowledge of the world originates from "external bodies" pressing  against our sensory apparatus. Envisioning the universe as a plenum constituted solely of  matter, Hobbes depicts objects continually bumping against each other and describes the  passage of motion from one material body to the next. This elementary motion of the  universe eventually transfers to the surface of the human body, where nerves and membranes  of the eyes, nose, ears, tongue, and skin are physically moved, in turn relaying their acquired  motions on to the brain.  
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Crystal during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

Page1 / 2

Hobbes - Hobbes: Leviathan Wednesday, March 14, 2007 2:10...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online