Six Philosophy Questions

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Six Philosophy Questions
Hobbes and Kant agree that private persons have reason to leave the state of nature. They also agree that nations are also in a state of nature. Do either of their arguments entail that nations should form a world government? Discuss.
Hobbes believes that the state of nature is brutish and short (Hobbes, 86). Kant, for his part, does not believe the state of nature is a state in which men automatically do evil; instead, it is a state of nature in which good may prevail or evil may prevail but there is no over-arching force to ensure that good prevails. For this reason, men turn to lawful external coercion (Kant, 90). Both men, however, do appear to support the idea of a new sort of government that controls how...
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