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Department
Political Science
Course
POL340Y1
Professor
Joseph Bryant
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 9111010Human Rights Thomas Hobbes 15881679 forms a foundation that is built upon byJeremy Bentham 17481832 John Calvin 150964Hobbeshumans naturally pursue pleasure and avoid pain for themselveslife is solitary poor nasty brutish and short a war of every man against every manso people give up their natural liberty submitting to coercion in order to form government and societyliberty is curtailed by government in order to make selfpreservation more predictably attainablerights grounded in individual selfinterestBenthamutilitarianismthe greatest good for the greatest number is goal of governmentno natural rightshumans naturally pursue pleasure and avoid pain for themselvesCalvinhumans are naturally social animals bounded by moral obligations with natural inhibitionsproclivities that amount to requisites for communal lif
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