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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Hobbes accept when peace is impossible?
2. What does Hobbes call reasoning with oneself?
3. How does Hobbes identify political systems?
4. How does Hobbes classify discourse that cannot be proven?
5. What seems to be a contradiction in Hobbes' attitude toward protest?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe briefly Hobbes' contract of a commonwealth.
2. How does Hobbes extol the idea of the commonwealth?
3. Why does Hobbes say that people fear other people?
4. How does Hobbes say a person can increase intellectual virtue?
5. How does Hobbes describe a despotic dominion?
6. How does Hobbes identify skepticism in regards to belief?
7. What does Hobbes say about justice, gratitude, modesty, equity, and mercy?
8. Why does Hobbes say men will give up some of their freedoms?
9. What does Hobbes say about having an aversion to something people know nothing about?
10. What is Hobbes' view of money?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write a paper on education. People are to this day accusing universities of poisoning the minds of our young people. Explain why you think so many people fear higher education, philosophy, and modern science.
Essay Topic 2
Write a paper on imagination. Hobbes discredits most imagination as foolishness like coupling the concept of a man and a horse to come up with the idea of a centaur. Take the opposite position and write about how imagination is good and what it has given to the world.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay on Hobbes' idea that everything actually belongs to the sovereign of a commonwealth. Does your house and all your possessions belong to the government? Write your paper as an argument for or against that idea.
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