Aristotle and Thomas Hobbes

Write a Socratic dialogue (i.e., in the style of Plato’s Crito) in which Aristotle attempts to persuade Hobbes that the fact that humans all pursue their most recent desires and call that “good” does not mean that philosophers cannot identify a rational criterion of “good” in nature.

A chat in the Berkshires Your essay is worth 40 pts graded according to the following rubric: Demonstration of knowledge of the basic positions and views of each figure. (Max 15 points) Application of your understanding of their views in framing how the relevant figure might respond to the challenge of their interlocutor. (Max 15 […]

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