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Question

Which concepts best relate to the ideas of Thomas Hobbes? Check all that apply.
1. natural rights
2. social contract
3. checks and balances
4. absolute government
5. separation of powers
6. representative government

2 Answer

  • the correct answer is actually 2 (social contract) and 4 (absolute government) trust me i just got it correct

  • 2. social contract and  4. absolute government

    The English philosopher Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679) firmly sustained these ideas in his book named "Leviathan: The Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil (1651).

    In the book, the author finds necessary a "social contract", a contract in which all individuals in a society cede their natural rights (even meaning that they had to accept abuses of power) to an absolute government, in order to establish a civil society, receive protection, avoid conflicts, maintain peace and live better.

    Without this form of government and without the social contract, people would live in the "state of nature", that is to say, in solitude, insecurity and in a nasty and brutish way, where conflicts would reign.

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