Leviathan

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Sarah Naqvi Philosophy 110 Pisano Leviathan-Thomas Hobbes In Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan, he discusses the types of societies and governments of the world today. Hobbes is a firm believer in establishing a commonwealth, which is ruled by one sovereign ruler. Unlike Locke, who advocates democracy and societal involvement in the government, Hobbes believes that one monarch will provide a common defense for the people of that country. In addition, Hobbes discusses the “state of nature”, in which humans are violent and fearful by nature. “Again, men have no pleasure, but on the contrary a great deal of grief, in keeping company, where there is no power able to overawe them all” (466). Reading about Hobbes made me come to the conclusion that his view on life in general is extremely negative; perhaps resulting from a traumatic childhood or war. Hobbes states that there are three principal causes of quarrel amongst man: competition, diffidence, and glory. He believes that many problems of mankind revolve
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course PHI 110 taught by Professor Skelley during the Spring '08 term at Hartford.

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