Social contract hobbes

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  • Hobbes - The social contract
    • State should:
      • 1) Agree to protect the natural rights of the people
      • 2) Act as arbiter in disputes
      • 3) Make laws to establish 1 and 2
    • Citizins should:
      • 2) Give the ruler absolute power.
      • 3) Allow ruler to be above law.
      • 1) Accept authority of ruler.
    • Divine right of kings
  • Hobbes DISAGREED
    • Divine right of kings
  • State of Nature
    • Hobbes - The social contract
      • State should:
        • 1) Agree to protect the natural rights of the people
        • 2) Act as arbiter in disputes
        • 3) Make laws to establish 1 and 2
      • Citizins should:
        • 2) Give the ruler absolute power.
        • 3) Allow ruler to be above law.
        • 1) Accept authority of ruler.
  • Considered
    • State of Nature
      • How would we function without structure?
        • Believed everyone would fight for power.
          • Hobbes said everyone craves power naturaully.
        • Thought we would be brutish.
          • Hobbes said everyone craves power naturaully.
        • Self preservation.
      • Only way to avoid state of nature:
        • With a goverment.
          • Goverment must protect all its citizins.
          • Without goverment civil war would break out.
      • With a goverment.
        • Goverment must protect all its citizins.
        • Without goverment civil war would break out.
      • Goverment must have absolute power.
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          • Everyone is born with knowledge.
            • Everyone is also selfish.
              • Self preservation.

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