#Hobbes thought that man, free of all #authority, would resort to a 'state of nature': a bitter struggle for resources, resulting in a 'short nasty and brutish' existence. To avoid this bleak state, we must surrender absolute personal autonomy to give authority to a sovereign government. The Social Contact is therefore formed between society and the #sovereign: a compromise of #liberty on one hand #security and #comfort on the other.
Aristotle’s Law on Contradiction applies not only to truth claims but also to what we believe and assert. The law simply states that you cannot both think something and not think it at the same time. For example, we cannot simultaneously believe the world is flat and not flat (without some semantic trickery). It is a law broken in the Orwellian world of ‘double think’ (coined in his 1984).
Outside Lands - 2012 : Music - Food - Wine - Beer - Art Stevie Wonder, Jack White, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, Skrillex, Metallica, Regina Spektor, Andrew Bird, Big Boi, Franz Ferdinand, Norah Jones, the Kills, Dr. Dog, the Walkmen, Fun., Explosions in the Sky, Santigold, Alabama Shakes, Tennis, and Zola Jesus
Movie Poster - Rose Tinted Dreams, Milan Grygar, 1976