"Nasty, Brutish, and Short?"
What would life be like without a government? Thomas Hobbes believed that it would be "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." We'll read passages from Hobbes's Leviathan, and discuss the assumptions and implications of this claim. Importantly, Hobbes believed he had hit upon a justification for a very authoritarian government.
Philosophy for Lunch happens every Wednesday from 12–1PM (beginning Jan. 27), Dickson Hall, 430.
What is P4L? Some students and a philosophy professor (or two) close-read and discuss a few of the greatest passages in the history of philosophy.
Who's invited? No preparation or previous knowledge of philosophy is needed. Everyone is welcome!
Should I bring anything? Bring a beverage, and if you're hungry, bring your actual lunch.
Brought to you by the new Department of Philosophy at Montclair State University