Thomas Hobbes, Jean Jacques Rousseau, And The State Of Nature And The Act Of Men

Hobbes, Rousseau, and The State of Nature Introduction Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan and Jean Jacques Rousseau’s Discourse on Inequality both offer contrasting theories about how men act in the state of nature. Hobbes’ theory is based on upon the idea that human nature is naturally competitive and violent while Rousseau’s is based upon the idea of … Read more

Hobbes’ State of Nature

The state of nature is a concept used in philosophy to create an image of a hypothetical condition in which there is no political authority or association. This concept is used to portray a society in which we no longer abide by the rule of law. Philosophers have used the idea of a state of … Read more