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The reason Hobbes is right is …his theory is correct in that a government is necessary; people would not be able to survive by living purely on pride and on the natural law. Also he is right about how every relationship is a power struggle where men fight over control. The reason Hobbes is wrong is …I believe that you can enter into a social contract with society and not have to give up all your rights.
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Unformatted text preview: Obviously you will not be as free as if you were living in nature but I do not believe you become a brainwashed slave of society living in fear. In the discourses its how governments should be set up, but in the prince its how rulers should rule in order to maintain their power Life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course GVPT 100 taught by Professor Grant-wisdom during the Fall '06 term at Maryland.

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