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Personal Freedom in Leviathan and Candide

Summary: Compares the Respective States of Personal Freedom in Leviathan and Candide. Explains that whereas Hobbes's Leviathan relates that of how the state of human nature can be changed and adapted to a desirable social order, Voltaire's Candide shows the difficulty of being within the sorry state of the human experience.
The basis of Leviathan relies upon a theoretical readjustment of the state of social affairs. Candide, on the other hand, is that state of social affairs. Whereas Hobbes's Leviathan relates that of how the state of human nature can be changed and adapted to a desirable social order, Voltaire's Candide shows the difficulty of being within the sorry state of the human experience. But where does the concept of personal freedom come into play within these two basic premises? And how can a person compare such highly different interpretations of the spectrum of personal experience"

Hobbes has presented to the reader a geometric and organized map of an ideal governing situation. Man is a product of nature. But the interpretation of nature is purely a social construction. Nature is what it is; yet man, through his own filter of subjectivity, creates his own understanding...

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