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Imagine a world full of chaos and disorder where people do what they please with no regard to those around them Imagine a society where only the strong survive and the weak are left to wither in the dust Imagine trying to live in this world trying to succeed in this place where you are constantly competing with others just to survive It would be next to impossible Such an environment would exist without government As humans we are motivated by our own self-interests Rarely will we make an effort that is not ultimately done for the indulgence of our own self-interests and we almost never take the time to think how it could possibly hurt others To us all that matters it the satisfying of our own pursuits With this established it becomes understandable why we have institutions and rules that coordinate how we interact with one another These mediated relationships serve to help us peacefully and successfully live with one another In Leviathan Hobbes raises the question of how can societies of individuals live together without destructing that civilization It is a question that has besieged civilization for centuries and has been the topic for intense debates Hobbes argues that there must be a governing body or Sovereign who will rule the state and protect the people from violence fear and aggression He concludes The only way to erect such a Common Power as may be able to defend them fromthe injuries of one anotheris to conferre all their power and strength upon on Man or upon an Assembly of men that may reduce all their wills Hobbes theory is still true if not more pertinent for us today Looking at the size of the societies we live in it is nave to think that we could ever be able to come together as a whole to make laws One could of course ask that if we have no government why should
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