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English Civil Wars, Hobbes on human nature
Hobbes on human nature
• We are all equal all can kill each other
• The ‘state of nature’ is ‘the scrimmage of all against all’ • “The life of man is nasty, poor, solitary, brutish, and short.” • Only a ‘common power’ formed by a contract can prevent this constant strife Evolution of the Modern State
Evolution of the Modern State
• Breakup of Roman Empire – Feuda...
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