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What does Hobbes mean by the use of the word “Fancy” in Leviathan?

What does "fancy" mean in this context? (quoted below) But their apparence to us is Fancy, the same waking, that dreaming. And as pressing, rubbing, or striking the Eye, makes us fancy a light; ...
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Can being lame and repose in a chair not imply Compatibilism?

Source: p 83, Philosophy: A Complete Introduction (2012) by Prof Sharon Kaye (MA PhD in Philosophy, U. Toronto) Likewise, if I tie you to a chair, we say that you are unfree because there is an ...
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Hobbes on imagination: mental images or ideas?

Hobbes, in his book Leviathan, second chapter, says: So that imagination and memory are but one thing, which for diverse considerations hath diverse names. Much memory, or memory of many things, ...
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What's Aristotles criticism against Hobbes' conception of human happiness?

Hobbes argues that human happiness is “continual success in obtaining the things you want when you want them”. Aristotle does not fully agree with this conception of human happiness, arguing that a ...
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What is control of normative doctrine in Hobbes?

In Hobbes political theory sovereignty is sustained by certain powers; these are the powers of: legislation, adjudication, enforcement, taxation, war-making and the less familiar power of control ...
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What kind of Hobbesian power is bio-power?

In Hobbes political theory sovereignty is undivided; that is certain powers are necessary to sustain sovereignty, and anything less will undermine it; for Hobbes these are the powers of: ...
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Is the divine right of kings an expression of Hobbesian Sovereignty?

Hobbes famously declared that sovereignty must be absolute; his rationale being that if not, then exceptions not governed under its law will need arbitration by some higher power. But this power may ...
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“Absolute government” vs “government absolutism” in Hobbes [closed]

What is difference between absolute government and government absolutism? I found this sentence in a political philosophy book about Thomas Hobbes. I can't distinguish between them and I think that ...
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Why wouldn't a government be as tainted as ordinary people according to Hobbes?

I have been watching an episode of Total Philosophy, on Hobbes' theory on why we should be governed. I was now wondering how it could be possible to achieve a just and authoritative government, if ...
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In the following is Hobbes paraphrasing Aristotle?

In Hobbes Leviathan, chapter II: The imagination he writes: That when a thing lies still, unless somewhat else stirs it, it will lie still forever, is a truth no man doubts of. But that when a thing ...
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Have social contract theories arisen in predominently mercantile communities?

The only social contract theory I know about, is the one propounded by Hobbes in The Leviathan. Can one chracterise england at that time as a primarily mercantile community. Have other social contract ...
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Was Hobbes a natural law theorist?

I would like to hear some opinions on a question I am asking myself due to contradictions in the references of my term paper. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on "The Natural Law ...
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What is the origin of love, in Hobbesian philosophy?

According to Hobbes, Passions are identified as those interior beginnings of motion, by which the imagination eventually motivates us to action. He then describes various emotions such as glory, ...
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What is the difference between patriarchial right and the paternal right?

I am reading a paper on Hobbes interpretation of patriarchy, which says hobbes patriarchy is non paternal, i.e. he proposes a patriarchal right that is different from paternal right? What is the exact ...
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Question on Thomas Hobbes De Ciev, Of Liberty

This mans will to hurt ariseth from Vain glory, and the false esteeme he hath of his owne strength; the other's, from the necessity of defending himselfe, his liberty, and his goods against this mans ...
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Social contract by using government services [closed]

Do you enter a Social Contract described by Locke/Hobbes by using government services or must there be a more significent entrance into this Contract?