This is a lecture video developed for my new online World Views and Values class with the ReasonIO Academy, which you can access here - http://reasonio.teachable.com/p/world-views-and-values/
The course was originally developed for students at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing Thomas Hobbes' masterwork, Leviathan.
This video continues the discussion of Hobbes' mechanistic and materialist conception of human beings that Hobbes, now looking at the structure of human motivation - from Endeavor to Desire and Aversion, and then into the play and development of all of the passions felt and experienced by human beings.
The course itself is intended to introduce students without a background in philosophy to some of the key texts, authors, perspectives, and concepts of the History of Ideas, with a particular focus upon human nature, culture and society, and the reality underlying and encompassing human beings and their experiences.
Intro music is Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, performance placed in the public domain by MusOpen