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Lecture 21

POL200Y1 Lecture Notes - Totalitarianism, Personation
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POL200Y1
Professor
Ryan Balot
Lecture
21

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Do not harm others if do not wish harm - natural laws
Teaching of Jews / golden rule
Do not have to do, but NOT do
Do not have to help others, but protect self
Equal respect comes out of fear of others
Ignobility: look out for #1 - selfless dedication
Revolutionary and destabilizing
No form of superiority can exist - basic equality
Section 35 / Chapter 15 - Moral / political teachings
Because he serves us, we will obey him
Ruler's authority depends upon our authorship / agreement
No one necessarily better than us at leading
Rests upon contract / agreement making agent / representation
Person is he whose words / actions are own or represent those of others
Servant who serves him by being master
Parliament has no authority in its own name
Not the people, but representatives that make decisions
Chapter 16 - personation / representation
106-7 summary of previous chapters
Discussion of social animals --> don't need sovereign but don't need because
no reason (leave state of nature)
Humans only animal to disagree / think things are worth dying for
Bees are better than humans because they are free of troubles
Confer power or will into one will power to represent people
109 Commonwealth : protect from invasion of others, etc.
As humans we are weak / foolish - create mortal God that is us united together
to counteract flaws
Relinquish claim to govern self
Transfer right to govern to third party --> does not have natural right to rule,
but at as an agent
No longer about contending claims to rule
Chapter 17
Compelled to accept sovereign's actions as own
If lack one, can't do other
Questioning sovereign would eliminate power - needed
Power to protect is power to oppress - can't distinguish
This ultimately lead back to state of nature
Recognize opinions are not worth dying for - driven by passion / interest,
change often
Elites convince people to die for opinions that only serve elites --?
Opinions are vain, where is right? --> pride
Sovereign's authority : general control of speech / opinion - at their
discretion --> end and spirit are liberal
Main purpose of life is to avoid collision
Chapter 18 - rights of sovereigns
Lecture 2.9: Hobbes,
Leviathan
, chapters 17-19, 20-21, 29-30
March 9, 2017
2:00 PM
LECTURE Page 61

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Lecture2.9:Hobbes, Leviathan,chapters1719, 2021, 2930 March9, 2017 2:00 PM Section 35 Chapter 15 Moral political teachings Do not harm others if do not wish harm natural laws Teaching of Jews golden rule Do not have todo, but NOT do Do not have tohelp others,but protect self Equal respect comes out of fear of others Ignobility:look out for 1 selflessdedication Revolutionaryand destabilizing Modern left: growing equality No form of superioritycan exist basic equality Chapter 16 personation representation Rulersauthoritydepends upon our authorship agreement Because he serves us, we will obey him Restsupon contract agreement making agent representation No one necessarilybetterthan us at leading Person is he whose words actions are own or represent thoseof others Servant who serves him by being master Parliament has no authorityin its own name Not the people, but representativesthat make decisions Chapter 17 1067 summaryof previous chapters Discussionof social animals >dont need sovereign but dont need because no reason (leave stateof nature) Humans only animal to disagree think things are worth dying for Bees are betterthan humans because they are free of troubles 109 Commonwealth: protect from invasion of others,etc. Confer power or will intoone will power to represent people As humans we are weak foolish createmortal God that is us united together to counteract flaws Relinquish claim to govern self Transfer right to govern tothirdparty >does not have natural right torule, but at as an agent No longer about contending claims to rule Chapter 18 rightsof sovereigns Compelled to accept sovereigns actions as own Power to protect is power to oppress cant distinguish If lack one, cant do other Questioning sovereign would eliminatepower needed This ultimatelylead back to stateof nature Sovereigns authority: general control of speech opinion at their discretion> end and spirit are liberal Recognize opinions are not worthdying for driven by passion interest, change often Elitesconvince people to die for opinions that only serve elites ? Opinions are vain, where is right? >pride Main purpose of life is to avoid collision
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