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Hobbes - State of Nature Game

Game Theory
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Susan Woods

on 8 September 2016

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Transcript of Hobbes - State of Nature Game

State of Nature
Thomas Hobbes theorized that before man created government (or living along with us in the here and now) was a state he found himself in called “the state of nature.” In this state, there were no agreed upon laws. In this state, we all have 100% of our rights, but so does everyone else. Hobbes stated that the state of nature was a “war of all against all” and life in the state of nature was “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short”.
Where our Rights overlap, conflict occurred. But this conflict could not be resolved by our “common judge” because there wasn’t one. Man reserved every Natural Right for himself, but only as far as he could protect those Natural Rights with wile or force.
Hobbes stated that the state of nature was a “war of all against all” and life in the state of nature was “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short”.
Points
People
all
Would it be better to hand power over to just one student, a central authority, and have that student divide the points?
Why?
Why not?
Is there really a legitimate form of government?
What “rights” did you have to earn extra points?
Why have
government?
For Hobbes political authority is artificial: in the "natural" condition human beings lack government, which is an authority created by men.
Starting NOW and thru the first two rounds you
cannot talk to each other at all
. If you talk, you will be disqualified that round for any points
You are to circle either 1 point or 3 points. These points will be added to your last quiz. There will be 6 rounds and the points will accumulate so that you cannot lose any points you’ve already won.
If “all” students write down 1 point then everyone gets 1 point added to their next or last quiz. Students may write down 3 points, but only 3 or fewer students can claim the 3 points.
If more than 3 students claim 3 points then everyone loses
all
of their points for that round (even the people who only wrote down 1). Points already won in previous rounds cannot be taken away, but points in the present round being played can be lost.
Rules:
There will be six rounds.
The next two rounds you can only speak to people within one seat of you.
The final two rounds you can speak to anyone anywhere in the room.
Rounds 3 and 4
Rounds 5 and 6
Rounds 1 and 2
6 Rounds
Ready?
What happened?
Journal prompt:
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