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Philosophy
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PHIL 1200
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Suma Rajiva
Semester
Summer

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The Leviathan: Hobbes, T Dan Kalbhenn Philosophy 1200 April/15/13 Grade: 78 % [The following is a compendium of read material, class lecture and personal opinion. Those who use these notes should do so with caution, as the following might stray from core course discussion and concepts.] Theory of motions, Senses, Objects In Hobbes the nature of the universe was an essential part in his understanding of the individual. This is done via his theories concerning the object and its natures. The object in the Hobbesian sense exists outside of the body pressing the image of itself to the individual’s fancy by the force of its contained properties. What of the link between these two forces? In the pressing of the senses by the properties of the object the individual achieves the decaying sense of the object for which memory and experience is founded upon. If then the properties of the object allows the ability of the perception to the individual via the means of the body to the mind, it must also follow that the body’s being held to the natural world should act according to the culminate impressions of the Universe. The culminate impressions of the Universe, are the entirety of the universes ability to act upon the body. The brain and the body acts upon certain fundamental forces that if an action is impressed upon it then a subsequent reaction must be its result. Social contract, The Leviathan and The Sovereign et si regnum in se dividatur non potest stare regnum illu: And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. -Mark 3:24 A commonwealth is said to be instituted when a multitude of men do agree and covenant, everyone with everyone, that to whosoever man or assembly of men shall be given by the major part the right to present the person of them all, that is to say, to be their representative, every one, as authorize all the actions and judgements of that man, or assembly of men. 1.18 The sovereign in governing the commonwealth is chiefly the protector, maintaining the state and all its properties so that it may better enforce the peace and defence of it subjects. For it is every right of men to be able to seek peace; thus: The obligation of the subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long and no longer than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect him 21.21 In following the defence of the commonwealth through arms, the sovereign must seek to the defence of the subjects so to provide the nutrition of the commonwealth. The state must seek while full well ri
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