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7 pages (2007/1651); 128KB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00345
Amid quarrels caused by competition, distrust, and glory; a human's life is "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." The consequent ideal state protects humans from anarchy and devastation using absolute power over its subjects.
Hobbes notes: "Hereby it is manifest that during the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war; and such a war as is of every man against every man."
So argues this excerpt from Thomas Hobbes' famous book "Leviathan," first published in 1651 and still in print today.