Discussion Questions on Book II of the Leviathan

 

Read Chapter XVII carefully at least twice. It's crucial.

1. How can people get out of the state of nature and avoid falling back into it?

2. Who are the parties to the social contract, and what does the social contract say?

3. What role do the laws of nature play in helping keep men out of the state of nature?

4. Does Hobbes care about freedom?