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Abbey House Gardens

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THOMAS HOBBES: SELFISHNESS AND THE LIMITS TO COOPERATION

A one day symposium

The Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury Society is pleased to present the first of its annual symposiums on Thomas Hobbes. This enlightening day will be held at the stunning Abbey House in Malmesbury, in the grounds of the world famous Abbey House Gardens.






Thomas Hobbes, England’s first and foremost political philosopher, erected the edifice of his thought on the premise that in a state of nature human beings act selfishly largely because in a world of scarcity individuals live in a situation of constant competition with one another. In order to overcome their insecurity, people entered into a Social Contract. Rousseau also posited the idea that humans lived in a State of Nature and that they entered into a Social Contract. Our three speakers will examine these key concepts and the divergent interpretations of them within the framework of the theme of the symposium.

Programme

10.30 – 11.30 Dr. Finn Spicer - Choosing to Cooperate in Hobbes’s World
11.30 – 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 – 12.45 Dr. Naomi Goulder - Hobbes and Self-interest
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Dr. Seiriol Morgan - Rousseau and Property as the Source of all Evil
15.00 – 15.15 Tea break
15.15 – 16.15 Panel discussion

The Speakers

Naomi Goulder

Head of Faculty and Senior lecturer in Philosophy at the New College of the Humanities, London.

Seiriol Morgan

Senior lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol

Finn Spicer

Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol



Tickets
Tickets for the day include team/coffee. Lunch not included - there are a number of cafes/restaurants nearby.

Parking
Parking is available in the nearby long-stay car park.



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