Leviathan - Part 1 Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Hobbes writes about man's first and second natural laws and of contracts. In nature, every person has the right to protect his own life. In addition, every person has a right to everything, even someone else's property as long as they have the means to attain and protect it. There needs to be civil laws to protect people so they can live securely, in accordance with this natural law, without fear of being attacked, robbed, or killed.

Hobbes believes "that every man, ought to endeavor peace, as far as he has hope of obtaining it; and when he cannot obtain it, that he may seek and use, all helps , and advantages of war."

The second rule of law in nature is the golden rule, which is to do to others only what you would want them to do to you. However, unless everyone...

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