Hobbes, Natural Law, the Social Contract

Hobbes, Natural Law, the Social Contract

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S1 E4: Explore the first version of social contract theory as espoused by Thomas Hobbes, who based his view on moral relativism and a pessimistic state of nature in which there is a war of all against all. Learn why for society to function, according to Hobbes, the people must give up control to the sovereign, upon which no limits can be placed.