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Hobbes and Locke

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 153
Professor
Jim Molos
Semester
Fall

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Positive law: man-written Natural law: laws already existing Descriptive: describe (is) Normative: what should/ought to be Freedom VS. Authority - Can you be free with authority? HOBBES “Life is short, brutish nasty, solitary…” - Authoritarianism (one power) - Stability and power - Ruling as fear - External morality - Only positive law Fundamental Motivator of Hobbes - Self-preservation - Reason why we give up freedom and get out of state of war - International relations State of Nature - Loose morals - Natural equality (we all believe we have superiority) State of War - Potential threat (always existent) - Nothing holding anyone back from taking what you have - No mine or possessions (temporary – how long can you hold onto it) Political Community - Contract to establish commonwealth - Co
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