Ownership In Hobbes's Leviathan

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The concept of ownership has been interpreted in many ways throughout the years. Ownership is the state or right of possessing something, which draws certain protective security lines to close. This type of ownership protects its people and their land. The idea of ownership is powerful especially in our society today; however, in the political society we live in, we have to give up some of our ownership to be truly protected. As Americans we have natural rights that protect us and give us power but there are still things that the government can do or say to take your rights away in order to protect the greater good. That is because a political society protects the community and makes decisions based off a community instead of an individual. …show more content…
This introduces ownership in a sense that it should be communitized and not be only left for a certain community to interpret because communities are stronger together rather than apart. Hobbes argues that ownership should be between people that we can build and learn from. Those people include: interpreters, writers, publishers, community members and political leaders. “Hobbes, as we have seen, took the only generally accepted basis for ration conduct to be the securing of one 's own preservation, and not any increase in personal unity, however slight (this is a vital difference between Hobbes and modern rational choice theorists, and renders any attempt to recast Hobbes’s arguments into choice-theoretic terms highly misleading…, xxxiii.) This explains Hobbes’ concepts of materialist view of the world while justifying the natural world for wanting answers. Hobbes uses a lot of discourses to argue this sense of regulation; however, the sense of regulation is developing a more controlled world rather than one that is filled with an opinion that argues

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