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Hobbes summary - -1Alexandria Xereas-Gonzales Professor Smith Government 491 September 3 2008 Thomas Hobbes Chapter XIII Of the Natural Condition

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-1Alexandria Xereas-Gonzales Professor Smith Government 491 September 3, 2008 Thomas Hobbes. “Chapter XIII: Of the Natural Condition of Mankind, As Concerning Their Felicity, and Misery Hobbes makes a clear attempt to try and define the main causes that drive mankind to obtain their happiness and eliminate their misery. He notes strongly that the equality amongst man is universal; man is created equal in “the faculties of body and mind as that, though there be found one man sometimes manifestly stronger in body or of quicker mind than another, yet when all is reckoned together the difference between man and man is not so considerable…” In short, Hobbes states that one man against another man are equal in mind and body; however, one man can show dominion over another by being sharper in the mind and somewhat faster in the body. He also states that although one man may be shaper or quicker, another man can practice equally as hard and be yet again equal with his peers in mind and body through his tenacious will to strive. Once again Hobbes mentions another equality among man in that every man
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2010 for the course GOVT 491 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at William & Mary.

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Hobbes summary - -1Alexandria Xereas-Gonzales Professor Smith Government 491 September 3 2008 Thomas Hobbes Chapter XIII Of the Natural Condition

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