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Hobbes’s… “state of nature is a two-stage logical abstraction in which man’s natural proclivities are first disengaged from their civil setting and then carried to their logical conclusion in the state of war.”  The “state of nature” is not really a state of nature but a state of modernity, minus civil authority.

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