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Question Taking the views of Hobbes Locke and Rousseau into account why and how do you think man moved from the State of Nature to a Civil Society Hobbes Locke Rousseau all in common discuss mens movement from the State of Nature to a Civil Society and an agreement that made man accepting the Civil Society called Social Contract theory which is the view that morality is founded solely on uniform social agreements that serve the best interests of those who make the agreement Hobbes version of the State of Nature and the Social Contract theory is much more impressive of all three philosopher and it is the most unusual of the three because of defending the authority of the ruler in other words the absolute authority The State of Nature defined by Hobbes as the Natural condition of mankind was not natural to men it was a condition of unprecedented rigour and fear of death and injury which lacks any kind of development such as culture and industry According to Hobbes man has desires and he can satisfact his desires if he has power One of the reasons that made man to move from State of Nature to a Civil Society is the restless desire for Power The Power of a man is his present means to obtain I put for a general inclination of all man kind a perpetuall and restlesse desire of power after power that ceaseth onely in deathLeviathan p 150161 It can be understood from the quotation that man is by nature tries to maximise his power Men are power seekers this cause a political predicament a chaos because for someone power can mean power over someone else This makes human life a struggle for power in a State of Nature In addition to that there is one other aspect The equality of body and mind Nature hath made men so equal in
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