state of nature

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a wild primitive state untouched by civilization

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fear and uncertainty, the state of nature would also obtain in the
The passage from the state of nature to the civil state produces in man a very remarkable change, by substituting in his conduct justice for instinct, and by giving his actions the moral quality that they previously lacked.
5] Judith Butler has emphasized that, because of the dual nature of the representative man's prerogative to speak for and to use violence against the prepolitical collective represented by him, the most meaningful relationships that emerge from the state of nature model are in fact relationships between representative men, and it is indeed these relationships that American literature often focuses on (Fluck, "Historical Novel").
Lock justifies the drift from state of nature to a civil society not because state of nature was intolerable as explained by Hobbes; rather purpose was to avoid the inconveniences of state of nature.
Nutritionally, with the introduction of fertilizers alone, 91% of the WHO recommendation would be met in the adverse state of nature (0.
The state of nature is composed of interdependent individuals who are interested in personal security and self-preservation and who possess a conception of the good.
Written in accessible narrative style, the selections are not technical works but meditations and stories on the state of nature in the agricultural age and the process of paradigmatic shift in definition of agriculture that will be necessary to stave off widespread environmental disaster.
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Optimal design of unemployment insurance is considered in a search setting where the state of nature (business cycle) affects the unemployment risk and thus the return to search.
Proceeding methodologically through definition and deduction, Hobbes' theory of sovereignty emerges from his characterization of a state of nature wherein man's unbridled passions create a condition of total and perpetual war.
Renowned English philosopher Thomas Hobbs describes in his famous treatise, 'Leviathan' that man in his state of nature was pre-social, selfish, self-seeking and brutal.
Without a government or laws, he wrote, society could be considered in "a state of nature.
1 : living in a state of nature and not under human control and care : not tame <wild animals>
Chapters follow explorers, scientists, collection methods and categorization challenges, offering a fine blend of biography, natural science and museum collecting history, and reflections on the past, present and future state of nature in the human world.