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The Philosophy of Hobbes in Extracts and Notes Collated From His Writings ...
Thomas 1588-1679 Hobbes
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Page 235 - In such condition, there is no place for industry ; because the fruit thereof is uncertain : and consequently no culture of the earth ; , no navigation, nor use of the commodities that may be imported by sea; no commodious building; no instruments of moving, and removing, such things...
Page 251 - A LAW OF NATURE, lex naturalis, is a precept or general rule, found out by reason, by which a man is forbidden to do that, which is destructive of his life, or taketh away the means of preserving the same; and to omit that, by which he thinketh it may be best preserved.
Page 323 - This is more than Consent, or Concord; it is a real Unity of them all, in one and the same Person...
Page 238 - ... in all times, kings, and persons of sovereign authority, because of their independency, are in continual jealousies and in the state and posture of gladiators; having their weapons pointing, and their eyes fixed on one another; that is, their forts, garrisons, and guns upon the frontiers of their kingdoms; and continual spies upon their neighbors; which is a posture of war.
Page 234 - Again, men have no pleasure, but on the contrary a great deal of grief, in keeping company where there is no power able to overawe them all.
Page 251 - The RIGHT OF NATURE, which writers commonly call jus naturale, is the liberty each man hath, to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life; and consequently, of doing any thing, which in his own judgment, and reason, he shall conceive to be the aptest means thereunto.
Page 252 - And because the condition of man (as hath been declared in the precedent chapter) is a condition of war of every one against every one, in which case every one is governed by his own reason, and there is nothing he can make use of that may not be a help unto him in preserving his life against his enemies; it followeth that in such a condition every man has a right to every thing, even to one another's body.
Page 198 - The value or worth of a man is, as of all other things, his price; that is to say, so much as would be given for the use of his power, and therefore is not absolute, but a thing dependent on the need and judgement of another.
Page 239 - It is consequent also to the same condition, that there be no propriety, no dominion, no " mine " and " thine "distinct ; but only that to be every man's, that he can get ; and for so long, as he can keep it.
Page 293 - For moral philosophy is nothing else but the science of what is good, and evil, in the conversation, and society of mankind. Good, and evil, are names that signify our appetites, and aversions; which in different tempers, customs, and doctrines of men, are different...