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The Philosophy Of Political Science

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Ohlone College The philosopher, Thomas Hobbes, started out with the philosophy of political science while on his trips and visits neighboring countries outside of England to listen to other scientists discuss and learn about different forms of government. While studying, Thomas Hobbes wondered about why people allow themselves to become ruled by the government and would be the ideal form of government best for England. He answered that questioned by stating that since people were naturally wicked and shouldn’t become trusted to govern themselves because they were selfish creatures and would do anything to better their position and social status, it would be best to have an absolute monarchy, which would stop the people when left alone to go back to their own evil impulse to be led into the right direction and leadership to make sure the country doesn’t go into turmoil. To support this viewpoint, Thomas Hobbes asked the question,” If men are naturally in a state of war, why are they carrying arms and need keys to lock their doors.” In other words, even when the country is at peace, people are still using things which can get them a better advantage over others and keeping their own interests a secret from others arms to protect their interests and a lock to lock away their secrets so no one can get to it. According to Thomas Hobbes, the reason that this is the case is because people are selfish and evil and that they must protect their interests
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