Of The First And Second Natural Laws, And Of Contracts, By Thomas Hobbes
Hobbes, Thomas. "Of the First and Second Natural Laws, and of Contracts.” Leviathan
Hobbes, Thomas. "Of the Natural Condidtion of Mankind as Concerning Their Felicity and Misery." Leviathan
Hobbes, Thomas. "Of Other Laws of Nature.” Leviathan “Men are apt to invade and destroy one another”(Hobbes 2). Hobbes is making the claim that individuals believe that other individuals that others are out to destroy and invade one another. Further, a person believes that another person has the belief that others are out to take ones possessions or cause him or her harm in another way.
Hobbes offers evidence to this by asking questions about actions humans we take. Including if people lock doors at night, lock personal belongings, and is arm their selves for protection. The answers to some of or perhaps all of …show more content…
One example is if groups of people were to occupy a piece of land for instance a continent where there are ample resources available to the individuals. No shortage of food, water, or shelter exists. Due to plentiful resources, there is no need for rules or policies governing the distribution of goods. Further, since the environment is providing there is not necessarily a need to the trading of goods from another location. In this instance, justice is not needed, because life can go on successfully without rules or policies. On the opposite end of the spectrum is another example. When resources are lacking such as food, water and shelter; justice would not be useful for the common good. Instead, acting solely in one’s own interest would be most beneficial for everyone living in that society. Including each individual fending for their self against another if, they had to in order to