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    some believed that people should have no freedom and give it to the government as humans when being in a state of too much power or freedom were barbaric and violent savages. One Philosopher that agreed with those morales and I agree with is Thomas Hobbes, his ideas were that of humans being On the other hand other philosophes want there to be a spread of power and not give all of their freedom, these are

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    Nicollò Machiavelli and Thomas Hobbes, two philosophers from the sixteenth and seventeenth century respectively, each have their own definitions of human nature and why human nature is always going to be a conflict and therefore lead to political instability. Human nature is an important concept to study when it comes to politics because if people know that there exists evil in man, such as being selfish, we can learn how to control it in order to create political stability. Hobbes declares that humans

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    Thomas Hobbes Childhood

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    and historian was Thomas Hobbes, born in Westport, England on April 5th, 1588. Even though his name was well heard of, his childhood was almost completely unknown. Thomas Hobbes had an older brother, Edmund, and a younger sister whose name was unknown. Thomas Hobbes Sr., the father of the three children, got in a fight with the local church and was forced to abandon his kids and leave Westport. The three children were then left in the care of their father’s brother, Francis. Thomas Jr. started school

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    humanists. During this era, there were philosophers who were known as Enlightenment thinkers. They thought about two questions. First, are people naturally good or evil? Second, what type of government is best? Thomas Hobbes, an Englishman born in 1588, is one of the Enlightenment thinkers. Hobbes wrote The Leviathan, published in 1651, observing the violence and behavior of people near the end of the English Civil War. He believed that monarchy is the best government. John Locke, another Enlightenment

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    Thomas Hobbes was born in 1588 in England. Hobbes survived through the English Revolutionary era, and his perspective of human nature built up negatively. He believed that all men were innately bad and evil. Hobbes stated, “... yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves” (Hobbes 1). This quote shows his thought, that all men are selfish and they always think they are better than anyone. Hobbes believed that humans didn't know how to cooperate because same desire would only cause

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    Thomas Vs Hobbes

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    For instance, Thomas Hobbes came up with a solution for the state of nature that is the social contract. The state of nature was defined by Hobbes that without the protection from the law or the state, people can still live comfortably without a sense of fear. This is possible if the world is remains innocent and pure, however, the reality is, the world has changed, people has changed. People nowadays are willing to do anything to get what they want; it is no longer morality over desire but rather

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    Thomas Hobbes Leviathan

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    In his work Leviathan, the philosopher Thomas Hobbes discusses the state of nature of the human being and how that affects the society we live in, which demands, in his opinion, the existence of an individual that will focus on the establishment of a sovereign authority. He uses the biblical figure of Leviathan, monstrous and cruel animal, who follows the ideology that the smaller and weaker cannot be swallowed by stronger. This figure represents the state, a giant whose flesh is the same from all

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    Thomas Hobbes Leviathan

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    of laws to govern our interactions. These basic laws are explained by Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan where he explains the state of nature and his ideas of the commonwealth. Thomas Hobbes defines the need for a commonwealth to take us out of the state of nature which he describes a perpetual state of war. Accepting these view of nature we would also be accepting his view on politics of law by default. The fundamental idea of Thomas Hobbes’s idea of the law or state of nature is first that humans are just

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    Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes was written in 1651 to publish the political thoughts of Hobbes and promote his negative view to human nature. The story is interesting, because of the fact that even though it was written four hundred years ago, it can still be applied to society today. Leviathan consists of many sections promoting Hobbes’ beliefs, but the section in Perry’s textbook is about the misinterpretation of equality of mankind. Hobbes wrote this to explain to the population the selfishness

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    Thomas Hobbes Despotism

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    The most focal being Thomas Hobbes’ views on the relationship of the governed and the authority, King Louis’s stance on an absolute ruler, and William Laud’s premise of religious applications in government. Therefore, the best form of government is one of an absolute sovereign. Thomas Hobbes promoted despotism in which the common man is, by all means, submissive to the unquestionable decision maker. For instance, he claims that men are selfish in their natural state. Hobbes emphasizes that “The condition

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