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Thomas Hobbes starts his argument by discussing the nature of mankind One man can be better in something than another man but in the end their positive and negative qualities add up to make them equal This equality brings fear to men They begin to suspect and hate one another which brings them to war When men are at war morality values and injustice vanish The lack of a central governing system allows men to act according to their understanding Hobbes states three main principles that drive a man to war Competition Fear and Glory The first maketh men invade for gain the second for safety and the third for reputation War lasts for a long time regardless of the reason Neglectful of how successful a war is there are always losses Furthermore if man is always at war he loses culture resources time society and morality He starts relying on animal surviving instinct always keeping his guard against every other man Fear of death prevents men from constant involvement in war There is little time for building and civilizing the world or to enjoy life Being in constant war or fearing war takes up a lot or all of that time In this state
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