Thomas Hobbes was a 17th Century philosopher who is famous for his work on absolutist governments and what life would be like if the powers of government were run in an absolutist fashion. He captured his main theories and arguments in his book Leviathan. I read a small excerpt, chapters 13-14, from this book and, combined with my RPC course lectures, found he had three main arguments on absolutism. Hobbes’ worldview was extreme. He argued that, in a state of nature, everyone is the potential murderer of everyone else, that societies would be in constant war if it were not for governments, and that the only real solution to attain peace is for people to give up their rights to one sovereign ruler.
Hi! Today I will be writing about, as my teacher put it, The Morality of Wealth. Speaking of teachers, I would like to say thank you to my teacher, Mr. Terrell, and that most of what I am saying is by him. Also, the format of this post is as follows: question, short answer, then a long answer(not terribly long).