Ideas from 'Human Nature' by Thomas Hobbes [1640], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Human Nature and De Corpore Politico' by Hobbes,Thomas (ed/tr Gaskin,J.C.A.) [OUP 1994,0-19-283682-x]].

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 7. Humour
Laughter is a sudden glory in realising the infirmity of others, or our own formerly
16. Persons / F. Free Will / 1. Free Will / c. Free will critique
A man cannot will to will, or will to will to will, so the idea of a voluntary will is absurd
17. Mind and Body / E. Physicalism / 1. Physicalism
Conceptions and apparitions are just motion in some internal substance of the head
22. Metaethics / A. Ethical Ends / 1. Value / e. Ultimate value
There is no absolute good, for even the goodness of God is goodness to us
22. Metaethics / A. Ethical Ends / 5. Happiness / c. Value of happiness
Life has no end (not even happiness), because we have desires, which presuppose a further end
24. Applied Ethics / B. Moral Rights / 2. Sexual Morality
Lust involves pleasure, and also the sense of power in pleasing others