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– ANSWER QUESTIONS WITH A MINIMUM OF 400 WORDS
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1. “The notions of right and wrong, justice and injustice, have . . . no place” in the state of nature (Ch. 13, Par. 13). If this is the case, how can Hobbes also say that all human life in the state of nature is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short” (Ch. 13, Par. 9)? In other words, how is it possible that life in the state of nature is bad but not wrong, miserable but not unjust? Do you think that Hobbes is consistent here? (You can answer this question using just Ch. 13).
2. “Whiteness”, Charles Mills writes, “is not really a color at all, but a set of power relations” (p. 127). What does he mean by this? What does it have to do with his claim that the “‘Racial Contract’ voluntarizes race in the same way that the social contract voluntarizes the creation of society and the state” (p. 126)?
3. Why, according to Aquinas, is the existence of God not self-evident to us? How is his strategy of demonstrating the existence of God from “effects known to us” meant to remedy this issue? Choose one of his ‘five ways’ to illustrate this point.