phil hobbes draft

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Bridgid Regan Phil 0080 Herb Wilson February 28, 2007 Hobbes: Second Draft The right of nature: “the right liberty each man has, to use his own power…for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say of his own life” (Hobbes 86). What this means is that every rationally person will use all resources available to them to protect himself or herself from harm. This way of thinking results in a state of nature or in other words, a state of war. Each person will be out for his or her own good, and if this was the way we lived today, the world would be in total chaos. However, this is not the way the world is. Just as the rational person believes that it is in his or her best interest to use all means necessary survival, the rational person can also deduce that it is probably in their very best interest to not be at war at all. According to Hobbes, the right of nature is that “every man has the right to everything; even one another’s body” (Hobbes 87). This means that people will inflict
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