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Unformatted text preview: the concept of justice does not exist in nature because nobody owns anything. Hobbes argues that in nature man has a right to everything (he can claim something as his and then just kill those that oppose his assertion) and therefore no action can be unjust. A civil society forms because there is no fear in breaking contracts in nature and, consequently, men can break a contract whenever it is convenient for them to do so. In a civil society men are driven to uphold contracts under fear. Justice exists in a civil society because there are concepts of private property and enforceable contracts....
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course PHL 318K taught by Professor Forget during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08