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NOTES on Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679): A Psychological Egoist, and Joseph Butler (1692-1752): A Critic of Psychological Egoism

Joseph Butler (1692–1752), Bishop of Bristol from 1738-50, then Bishop of Durham Joseph Butler (1692–1752), Bishop of Bristol from 1738-50, then Bishop of Durham The Ethical Question The ethical question that all of us ask is, What ought I to … Continue reading

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NOTES on Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679): Leviathan

Thomas Hobbes (John Michael Wright – National Portrait Gallery: NPG 225) Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is a philosopher whose work has been important in political philosophy as well as in ethics. Hobbes believed that although Humankind is selfish by nature, it … Continue reading

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