Hobbes - Hobbes: -does not support democracy, looks at...

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Hobbes: -does not support democracy, looks at people’s interests/incentives and sees no reason for an individual to find politics in their best interest, no one’s vote makes that much of a difference - initially written to influence on the side of Charles I before beheaded, says any gov is better than no gov b/c it is the only way to provide order in society -authority is a manner of creating a state -sees man’s natural state as solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short (how do we get them all to agree to a social contract?) -social contract is meaningless without force -sovereign is the source of all law, sovereign is created by the social contract, those who have power make the laws/rules -supports absolutism -natural state is awful and people want a sovereign so they hand themselves over to him -outside morality challenges the sovereign (religions is a source for rebellion) -the sovereign keeps us safe from each other and from others, if he loses power then he is no longer sovereign people are self interested poor state of nature, we are all equal in that we have the right to
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