Hobbes, Leviathan State of Nature, cont. PHIL 2345 2008-09. John Rawls on Hobbes. ‘greatest single work of political thought in the English language’; H.’ materialism not key—rather his common sense observations are; H.’s system does not have a theological basis;
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H. ignores the necessity of social relationships,
Prudential, eternal rules derived by reason (rational choice):
1st: endeavour Peace, but in its absence, use 'helps of...Warre';
2nd: surrender right to all things if others do so as well (mutual cooperation; Prisoner’s Dilemma?);
3d: 'performe Covenants made'--foundation of Justice/Compact.