hobbes

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March 4, 2014

 

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Thus, out of equality develops diffidence and war. In this state of war men live without any common power and thus, "every man is enemy to every man" (107). Their only security is their strength compounded with the strength of their associates. Because man has no common strength or power, there are no governing laws; hence, there are no injustices...
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Accordingly, there is no place in the state of war for rights and wrongs. Hobbes notes, "[F]orce and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues" (108), both of these virtues are unjust. He concludes that the only motivation man has to seek peace is the fear of the consequences of war. The motivation of fear does not connote social tendencies of the human specie to aid one another; instead, it clearly notes humankind's selfish disregard of each other...
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