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Hobbes, Chapters 16 17 18

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University of Toronto St. George
Political Science
Janice Stein

Political theory 200 Equal dignity of every individual Moral equality of men and women Enlightenment; freeing us to make healthy choices and do what we want to do within our limit According to Hobbes: The business of human life is to postpone death as long as possible for the mutual fear of death One should always focus of the inevitability of death, not to concentrate on how to postpone it. Hobsian of old fashion meaningfulness of human life a way of life worth living for and therefore worth dying is replaced with a modern structure of life which is described as Machiavelli, moralized. We all have the impulse within us to control and laugh at others. Chapter 16 Personations Owning up not only to his responsibilities and what he owns. Sections 13-17 REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT Agree to accept the decisions of another because he is our agent, a servant by serves us by being our master. Where? CANADA Parliamentary sovereignty, we choose the parliament and therefore we abide by the decisions of those who we elected Parliament is not our ruler because it owes its sovereignty to us and therefore work for us therefore we can say Canada is a democracy where the people rule. This was very creative at the time At the head of society is the servant and servants from all who derive their authority from all and no one thing governs society instead people govern themselves. Self government. As governors we govern through the median of the sovereign and we are governed by the median of the sovereign Despite this authoritarian form it takes one can see the principles of it all are those of self government which is important to all of us.
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