Essay heading: hobbes
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September 18, 2008
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As Hobbes states that there would be; "No knowledge of the face of the earth; no account of time; no arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, contains fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man solitary, poor nasty, brutish and short."
For Hobbes the, "State of nature" was a way of rationalising how people would behave in their most basic state...
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Hobbes advanced from what Rene Decartes stated "I think , therefore I am." Hobbes used the individual as a building block from which all his political theories arose. Hobbes formed his theories by way of empirical observation and he believed that the universe was just atoms in notion and therefore could be measured by geometry and mathematics and could be used to explain human behaviour...
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