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2013 rey ty philosophy of thomas hobbes

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(c) 2013 Rey Ty Thomas Hobbes

(c) 2013 Rey Ty Thomas Hobbes

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  • 1. Philosophyof Thomas Hobbes © 2013 Rey TyNorthern Illinois University © 2013 Rey Ty
  • 2. PoliticalPhilosophy © 2013 Rey Ty
  • 3. Modern PoliticalPhilosophy © 2013 Rey Ty
  • 4. Thomas Hobbes•He “is an absolute powerexample of a to the evils ofphilosopher life in a society that did notwho preferred contain such anthe evils of authority” (p. 66). © 2013 Rey Ty
  • 5. Thomas Hobbes •For him, human beings are “by nature selfish and egoistic” (p. 66). © 2013 Rey Ty
  • 6. Thomas Hobbes•For him, “the life of man in thestate of nature is ‘solitary, poor,nasty, brutish, and short’ ”©(p. 67). 2013 Rey Ty
  • 7. Thomas Hobbes• For him: “Society is thus a compromise” (p. 67). © 2013 Rey Ty
  • 8. Thomas Hobbes•The compromise,or ‘covenant,’ asHobbes calls it,consists of anagreement amongpeople to abide bya certain set ofrules, or‘conventions’” (p.67). © 2013 Rey Ty
  • 9. Thomas Hobbes •Subject have liberties: “those things the subjectmay justly refuse to do eventhough commanded by the sovereign” (p. 68). © 2013 Rey Ty
  • 10. Thomas Hobbes•“The end (i.e. thepurpose) ofobedience isprotection” (p. 68). © 2013 Rey Ty
  • 11. Thomas Hobbes •“a dissenting minority must now acquiesce to the dictates of the sovereign or be destroyed” (p. 68). © 2013 Rey Ty
  • 12. Thomas Hobbes•“ ‘Just’ behavior consists… inabiding by the laws of the community;but since the sovereign makes thelaw, whatever he does will be law;hence… the ruler is above the lawand cannot violate it” (p. 68). © 2013 Rey Ty
  • 13. Thomas Hobbes •“The sovereign has an absolute right to control all opinions for it is his decision whether or not the expression of an opinion will cause chaos in the commonwealth” (p. 68). © 2013 Rey Ty
  • 14. References• Popkin, R. H. & Stroll, A. (1993). Philosophy made easy. New York: Three Rivers Press.• Photos from the web. © 2013 Rey Ty
  • 15. Philosophy ofThomas Hobbes © 2013 Rey Ty Northern Illinois University © 2013 Rey Ty
  • 16. Thank You! © 2013 Rey Ty

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