How Does Hobbes Enter A State Of Nature

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Hobbes manifests that human beings are naturally similar. Driven by "a perpetual and restless desire of power that ceaseth only in death" (Melchert, 363), human beings seek only their own benefit and satisfy their own interests even to the prejudice of their fellow men. Hobbes also states that before society existed, individuals live in the state of nature, a world without laws or norms. A world in which, by natural instinct, the human being tries to preserve his own life and oppress others: "individuals will always act egoistically for their own good, and the inevitable consequence is a state of war" (Melchert, 365). According to Hobbes, human beings enter a state of nature guided by an instinct of defense that each has the right to persevere;
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