About the notes
I think these notes are going to be more sporadic than in my other courses. Since we’re a small group and can discuss just about anything at great length, I don’t think there’s much need for summary. We’ll see.
- General resources for historical research in philosophy.
- Captivity of the understanding: Ch. 32, par. 3-5. (5 Oct)
- Definitions of words in De Cive’s Epistle Dedicatory.
- Authorization and rights (24 Oct)
- “Reason”: citations for different interpretations. (14 Nov)
- Obligation and the laws of nature. (11 Oct)
- What are the laws of nature? (17 Oct)
- The Fall. (24 Oct)
- What’s the interpretive basis for “moral power” anyway? (24 Oct)
- Hobbes and Aristotle including an obsolete definition of “consequently.” (21 Nov)
- “Actually” and the “mutual containment” of natural and civil law. (1 Dec)