Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Deepest Element

I finished the last set of readings for my "Elements of the Law" course today. The last excerpt was from Hobbes, which I liked. It's such a delightfully despondent note to end the class on.

UPDATE: Aw, man. Professor Strauss said he ended with Hobbes as an example of what type of argument we need to reject as lawyers. Lame, lame, lame!


Jack said...

Curious, what was the Hobbes piece?

Might as well know what I'm supposed to reject before applying.

David Schraub said...

Just a few bits from Leviathan. He didn't like the idea that power is all that matters and arguments/reason get you nowhere (which I think is a slight misreading of Hobbes, but whatever).