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PoliSciFebruary 27 - February 27, 2008 References Cited:...

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References Cited: Hobbes, Thomas. Leviathan (edition). New York: Bedford Books, 1992 ---Example Hobbes’s Leviathan 1. Hobbes’s View of “In” Authority a. Authority is not force, might or power b. Not based on personal qualities of ruler i. Opposition to Mach c. Does not serve an higher substantive purpose d. Based on consent i. You are consenting to a unitary ii. Because you are driven by fear, you understand in order to avoid such, you consent to political authority e. Found in offices and procedures, not knowledge f. Must surrender public judgment i. Part of contract is that a person should not be able to publicly judge the sovereign’s actions g. Action not belief i. Can think whatever you want ii. Sovereign cannot control your beliefs iii. Law is public conscience iv. It is not possible for your beliefs to go above the law h. No right to revolution 2. Limitations to one’s obligations to Authority a. The right to self-preservation i. That right is inalienable
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