According to Hobbes, was living in ”the state of nature” good and pleasant?

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You are supposed to answer your weekly set of questions by relying on the recorded lecture plus the reading(s). You will know exactly which videos and which readings are relevant for each respective week by relying on your syllabus and numbers that precede videos and readings. The same strategy applies to each successive week. Make sure to watch the video, read your readings, and then answer your questions.

Here are the questions for this week:

1) According to Hobbes, was living in ”the state of nature” good and pleasant? Why?

2) From Hobbes’s perspective, is there any reason whatsoever to give up on absolute freedom? Why?

3) Hobbes’s Social Contract Theory claims that in certain circumstances the state has legitimate authority over individuals. By using your own examples explain why and when is that acceptable according to Hobbes’s theory.

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According to Hobbes was living in ”the state of nature” good and pleasant

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