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  • Natural Condition Of Man
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    Thomas Hobbes begins Leviathan with Book 1: Of Man, in which he builds, layer by layer, a foundation for his eventual argument that the "natural condition" of man, or one without sovereign control, is one of continuous war, violence, death, and fear. Hobbes's depiction of this state is the most famous passage in Leviathan: [D] using the time men live without a common Power to keep them all in awe, they are in a condition which is called Warre; and such a warre, as is of every man, against every ...
  • Hobbes's State Of Nature
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    The idea for Hobbes was to try to see how humans would act without government, shown in 'The Natural Condition of Mankind'. From this, he felt that a truthful form of government could be justified. The book, "The Leviathan" (1651) was Hobbes's dissertation on what it meant to be human and how the state could best control them. Essentially, it raises a number of interesting and truthful points. However, there appears to be a number of inaccuracies which lead to some problems in Hobbes's political...
  • Leviathan Hobbes
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    Hobbes; Leviathan Hobbes wrote the Leviathan and divided it into four different sections. For sake of brevity, I will only discuss the second book in, which Hobbes discusses the Commonwealth. He, like Rousseau, holds up the idea that the people of a society are better off by joining the social contract, which all humans are unintentionally apart of. In Book II, Hobbes asserts that there must be some form of leadership, which holds the people together and keeps them from following their natural i...
  • Life Thomas Hobbes
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    10 - 01 - 01 Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) 1. Life Thomas Hobbes was born on April 5, 1588 in Wiltshire. Leading a sheltered and leisured life, his education was provided his uncle, a tradesman and alderman of Malmesbury. Before the age of fifteen, he attended school in Magdalen Hall, Oxford. He left in 1608 and became companion to the eldest son of Lord Cavendish of Hardwicke, which gave him a permanent connection with the family. He traveled the continent three times, in his life, with a pupil. In...
  • Locke And Hobbes
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    What justifies the authority of government Under what conditions is revolution against that government justified How does Locke's answer to the previous differ from Hobbes's What difference in their "social contract" theories results in that difference Each of these questions will be addressed in order to further understand the governmental philosophies of the "Dynamic Duo" and their implications. Citizens of the United States have enjoyed long-standing protection courtesy of their governmental ...

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