Various musings of Brock Wilcox (@awwaiid)

Study of Hobbs' Leviathan

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We've started a book club to study political philosophy, and are starting with Hobbs. Here are some random notes.

Part I

Mostly setup I think.

Chapter 6

Defines lots of vocabulary, including Good and Evil.

Starts to build a language to talk about the state of nature.

Chapter 7

About the goals of discourse.

Science vs Opinion.

Even opinion has some strucuture, but science has more.

Chapter 8

Goes on and on about madness. One interesting thing is he talks about group-think -- a nation which is mad where the individuals are only a little mad.

Chapter 9

Breaks down the areas of knowledge.

Chapter 10

Power is based on the ability to control people. Which is driven based on the people being controlled -- their willingness to be controlled.


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