What is the social contract by the theory of Thomas Hobbes?

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Hobbes describes a social contract as being ‟the mutual transferring of rights”. Prior to the establishment of these contracts, humanity survived living within ‟A state of nature”. Hobbes illustrates humanity’s existence within this ‟state of nature” as a miserable, unfulfilling existence and describes it as being ‟solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short”. This state of nature contains features that motivate us to engage in a conflict which Hobbes would consider to be remedied by subjects entering into a social contract. Hobbes sees this state of nature as a system in which every individual naturally has equality however because of the natural equality possessed by all individuals there can be no natural hierarchy, and thus there is an absence of natural law and in turn all individuals would have the right...
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