Grotius Reasons For Belonging To A Society Bound By Law

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Grotius reasons that human beings seek peace and order because they have a natural inclination to be a part of a society or to have a social life that is peaceful. He argues that the inclination to do good to others appears in the early years of children because they want to belong to a society. Ultimately, by seeking peace and order, humans are serving their self-interests. Out of this process comes the concept of laws. We are bound to these laws by mutual consent or agreement. The reason states wish to belong to a society bound by law is for self-preservation. If a state were to cut themselves off from being a part of such a society, they would no longer receive the benefits of being connected to other states. A state will need other states

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