This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing Thomas Hobbes' masterwork, Leviathan.
This video examines Hobbes' depiction of the state of nature as a condition of "war of all against all". In it, we examine the three main sources for human conflict, as Hobbes views them, and discuss why they make conflict inevitable in Hobbes' view.
The course itself is intended to introduce students without a background in philosophy to some of the key texts, authors, perspectives, and concepts of the History of Ideas, with a particular focus upon human nature, culture and society, and the reality underlying and encompassing human beings and their experiences.
Lecture videos were created for Dr. Sadler's online World Views and Values class, currently taught in a 10-week (9 thinker/text) version for Marist College, and coming this summer in a 12-week (12 thinker/text) version for Oplerno.
In the current class, the following 9 philosophers are covered: Plato, Epictetus, Boethius, Descartes, Hobbes, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft, Marx, King. We'll be adding 3 additional thinkers in the expanded class: Aristotle, Freud, and Arendt
Intro music is Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, performance placed in the public domain by MusOpen