Hobbes theory

The world would never have been in chaos under Hobbes theory because there is a ruler installed by people to enforce the renunciation of violence (Economides, 2018). According to Hobbes theory, this ruler would be known as Leviathan (Economides, 2018). In the beginning, Hobbes notices that man’s life is in a state of nature characterized by constant fear, solitude, brutality and a short lifespan (Economides, 2018). It is important to realize that these conditions attract man’s natural desire for order and security from the higher ruler. However, to promote self-preservation and also avoid pain as well as misery in man’s life, he enters into a contract that is inherent to realize order (Economides, 2018). This leads to a total voluntary surrender of all the rights as well as the freedom to the installed authority who must command obedience at all times. It is the responsibility of the absolute power to ensure the safety and security of people and their property

Hobbes posits the institution of a ruler similar to the monarchy. The state under the leadership of absolute power of Leviathan would be safe and without any chaos (Economides, 2018).  Remember the subjects have no rights against the total force. The sovereign authority is respected at all times whether bad or good (Economides, 2018). The theory of Hobbes would result in peace because the rulers make rules and enforce these regulations without mercy to restore order (Economides, 2018). It is a system that impels the citizens to surrender all their rights and effectively vests their interests, freedom, and liberties in the sovereign ruler for the preservation of peace, life and the prosperity of the subjects (Economides, 2018). The theory ensures that natural translate into a moral guide from the higher authority for the preservation of the people’s rights against a common enemy (Economides, 2018). The system ensures security and order based on the stringent authoritarian rule of the supreme leader


Economides, N. (2018). The Theory of Social Contract and Legitimacy Today. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences9(5), 19.