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Unformatted text preview: They use the state of nature as a way of thinking ourselves out of particular circumstances that were in State of nature are ways of modeling the idea of freedom and equality of human beings and seeing what humans would agree to in terms of instituting powers over them. Its a thought experiment What is the state of nature? Its a state of human existence in the absence of established constituted civil government What would human life be like if there were no government at all? The Garden of Eden is a state of nature Lord of the Flies is a state of nature Civil war is the ugly side of Anarchy...
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- Spring '08