analysis Thomas Hobbes?s claim ?a state of nature is, or would be, a state of war of everyone against everyone.?

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Thomas Hobbes argues that a state of nature will eventually become a state of war of everyone against everyone. According the Hobbes, the main reason behind this change will be the harsh competition over scarce resources caused by the nature of man. Through out this essay Hobbes’s reasons will be explained in greater detail.
     In order to truly understand the logic behind Hobbes’s claim, we must first understand his point of view of human nature. The key element in Hobbes’s view on human nature was the importance of desires. Unlike many other philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, Hobbes had a different approach to desires. He believed desires were real motive behind human behaviors. (Leviathan, p119) What
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Eventually diffidence will spread among men. (Leviathan, p.184) From diffidence a state of anticipation fearing other side will make an attack on them. Hatred and distrust will slowly grow eventually resulting in wars to take place among men. However, we must also understand that these wars are not necessarily wars where actual fighting takes place; it can also be similar to “Cold War” between U.S.A. and U.S.S.R.
     But what are the reasons why people can have competition and not have diffidence or war among them? The answer to this question is hidden in Hobbes’s understanding of “good”, “evil” and “rationality”. Hobbes believed that there are no certain natural definitions of good and evil. The meaning of these terms could change from a person to person. (Leviathan, p.120) Hobbes believed that all the actions that help us fulfill our desires could be defined as “good” when examined from our point of view. For a person with such moral values, to kill the competition might seem like a reasonable act if it helps him attain the desired goods and obviously such as acts as murder can easily lead up to a war. Another important view of Hobbes is the definition of rationality. According to Hobbes, rationality is no more than one’s own self preservation. So, we can further claim a fully rational human being will take no chances against his self preservation. In a