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Watch the video below: November 6th Chaired a debate on 'Cultivating Entrepreneurship: October 28thth Took part in the Battle of Ideas in London: The Nation State in the Modern World 2. Footloose Cosmopolitans or Citizens of Nowhere? October 18th Took part in a panel discussion in the Festival of the Future City in Bristol discussing Athenian democracy and its complex relation to philosophy and art.
October 15th BBC Radio Derby interview about whether we should study dead white philosophers starts at 1h23m. July 3rd Richmond University: July 1st Blackwell's Bookshop Oxford: June 29th Wellcome Collection, London: Repeated on February 16th May 18th Gave a talk 'Democracy: May 11th Gave a keynote in the Scottish Parliament in a public debate on nationhood and nationalism today.
May 11th In an interview with The Reading Listsdiscussed the books — non-fiction and fiction — that have meant the most to me.
January 20th Discussed the origins of the demagogue in ancient Greece in the first episode of the Stance podcast 24m 40s to 27m 15 s.Human Nature as Viewed by Thomas Hobbes and David Hume Thomas Hobbes in Chapter 13 of Leviathan, and David Hume in Section 3 of An Enquiry Concerning the Princples of Morals, give views of human nature.
Angie Hobbs, Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Official website. Hobbes, Hume and Human Nature The essence of human nature has been questioned time and time again throughout history.
Because of this uncertainty many have theorized about what the essence or driving force might be. These thoughts were so influential and believed to be so true, that they were interpreted into political documents.
In contrast to Rousseau, David Hume was a critic of the oversimplifying and systematic approach of Hobbes, Rousseau, and some others whereby, for example, all human nature is assumed to be driven by variations of selfishness.
Psychological Egoism. Psychological egoism is the thesis that we are always deep down motivated by what we perceive to be in our own self-interest. Psychological altruism, on the other hand, is the view that sometimes we can have ultimately altruistic motives. Suppose, for example, that Pam saves Jim from a burning office building.
What ultimately motivated her to do this? The State of Nature from Hobbes to Hume. Hobbes. The idea of the state of nature was developed by Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan.
() Hobbes viewed the state of nature as anarchic with ‘every man against every man’ and in this state he famously said that .