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Department
Social Sciences
Course
SCS1160
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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SCS1160 CMondayJanuary232012DutyofthesovereignistogetsecuritywitheveryoneinthesocietywithwhomyoucantagreewithEvidencemustbewipedfromyourmindAlmostofthoughwegivecontroloveroursensoryperceptionstoeachotherinordertoexisttogetherinsocietyChapter13ThenotionofopinionimageandexceptionplayaroleinHobbessdiscussionofhumansincomprehensionTheplaceofselfesteemanddemandthatothersexpectsusthewaywerespectourselvesWedemandaccordingtoHobbesthateveryonethinksthesamewayofusthatwedoofourselvesandanythinglessthanthatisconsideredaninsultHobbesdoesnotperceivethatthereisabattleforsurvivaloverresourcesbutalsoabattleoverhonorrespectetcandintheabsenceofsovereignauthoritydisputesbasedonimpressionsbyotherscontributetothestateofconflicthedescribesasthewarofallagainstallHobbesbeginsCh13withthequestionofasurprisingconceptnaturalequalityNaturalequalityisthenotionthateverybodycankilleverybodyelseEventheweakesthumanbeingisstillstrongenoughtokillthestrongesthumanbeingThisistheHobbesiannotionofphysicalandnaturalequalityThereisnohumanbeingthatcanbesomuchsuperiortoothersthatheorshecanreallyfeelsecureTheweakestpersoncanalwaysfigureoutawaytokillthestrongestTheconsequenceisthatevenifyouarethestrongestorthecleverestitisneverenoughYouareneversafeMentalequalityisevengreaterthanphysicalequalityItisaresultofcultivationefforttimeandconcentrationPrudenceisjustexperiencedoveralongenoughperiodoftimeEqualtimebestowsprudenceonallmeninthosethingsthattheyequallyapplythemselvesuntoIftheymadetheefforttheywouldbeasgoodasthebestHenoticedthatpeopledontreallybelieveinthiskindofequalityWewouldbelievethateverybodyisintellectuallyequalbutwerefusetobecauseofourownvanityWeconsiderourselvestobemuchwiserPeopleseetheirownqualitiesathandbuttheyseeothermensqualitiesatadistanceIfyouarefarawayfromsomeonethesensoryperceptionsdieoutThefurtherawayimpressionscomefromthelessofanimpactthattheyhaveWeareselfcenteredbecausethestrongestimpressionswegetaretheoneswemakeonourselvesFromournaturalequalitywealsohaveanequalityofhopeintheattainingofoursWeallthinkthatwearethemostimportantpersonandwecantacceptthatsomeoneelsewillgetwhatwewantHeisnotassumingthateverysinglepersonintheworldislikethatEvenifweagreewithotherphilosopherswhobelievethatallpeoplearegoodwebelievethatatleastsomepeoplearebadFromthatpointHobbesthentakesustohisnextwhichisthatwecannoteverbesurethatwewontbeinsomekindoftothedeathcompetitionwithanotherhumanbeingoversomethingthatwebothwantAllit
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