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Philosophy 2801F/G

THOMAS HOBBES WEEK 2 LECT 1 LAWS OF NATURE • the Law of Nature: never do anything that might kill you or that will limit your ability to protect your life. Never fail to do something that you think is most likely to protect your life. • Laws of rationality and reason RIGHT OF NATURE • the right of nature: to do whatever you sincerely judge will best preserve your life • the RON in its most fundamental form: ' by all means we can, to defend ourselves' • in the SON you are the judge, you get to do whatever you really thing will best pre- serve your life - there is nothing that you cannot take CONFLICT AND HUMAN NATURE • acting on the Right of Nature prevents one from acting according to the Laws of Na- ture • everyone is equal, their own judge, acting for self preservation and prideful = constant competition for safety, gain and reputation • the result? a warre of all against all. Life in this state of nature is nasty, brutish and short SOLVING THE RON VS LON CONFLICT • follow the second law of nature: that a man be wiling, when others are too, as farre\forth as for Peace and defense himself he shall think it necessary to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself. • we make an agreement where I can take some things but not all things and not things tha
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