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Leviathan Analysis - governing bodies Without government...

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John Malloy PHL105H – Textual Analysis 1 Leviathan , published by Thomas Hobbes in 1651, speaks on human nature and the necessity of governing bodies. Hobbes claims that each man acts selfishly whenever given the chance. Everything man does is “for his own survival and reproduction.” It is this sense of selfishness that creates the desperate need for
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Unformatted text preview: governing bodies. Without government, there would be no security, and the common desire of men to fulfill their own needs would destroy whatever society was in place. For this reason, the governing body needs a “monopoly of the use of force.” Hobbes goes on to explain how man interacts with the world around him through strict use of his senses....
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