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According to Hobbes what is the fundamental reason for acting?

Self Interest

In Hobbes's philosophy "the fool" is someone who

Believes that it is sometimes rational to behave unjustly

Situations in which one person can benefit from a common good without contributing anything are sometimes referred to as

The free-rider problem

For Hobbes a well-ordered society is one in which

There are reliable threats against breaking mutually beneficial rules

Hobbes argued that

The risks of doing wrong always outweighs its potential benefits

Some contractarians believe that we all have a duty to obey the law because

We have tacitly consented to do so

According to contractarians our fundamental moral duties are determined by

What we would consent to if we were free rational and seeking mutual cooperation

According to contractarians the contractors who fix the content of morality are

Rational and self-interested

What is the term for the idea that we have agreed to obey the law simply by living where we do?

Tacit consent

Which of the following are members of the moral community according to contractarianism?

All contractors