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23. Ethics / B. Contract Ethics / 4. Value of Authority

[someone who creates trust by enforcing contracts]

4 ideas
Is right just the interests of the powerful? [Plato]
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy [Jesus]
Suspicion will not destroy a contract, if there is a common power to enforce it [Hobbes]
Fear of sanctions is the only motive for acceptance of authority that Hobbes can think of [MacIntyre on Hobbes]