Hobbes - Study Notes.docx

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Published on 18 Sep 2012
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Western University
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Philosophy
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Philosophy 2810F/G
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HOBBES
We only come into existence in civilization as we escape the SON
We have natural inclinations towards peace and we need government to achieve this
Our escape from SON is premised on our want to seek peace for the collective
Absolute power doesn’t corrupt = no worry about corruption of monarchy
License and liberty are the same thing give them up when we sign onto social contract
Application and execution is what brings rules to live otherwise they’re nothing
Laws need to be interpreted and applied for them to have any authority at all