Would persons in such a state of nature agree to surrender their freedom to those who ruled them?

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Would persons in such a state of nature agree to surrender their freedom to those who ruled them?
  1. Hobbes
    1. Had a pessimistic view of life in the state of nature: 'solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short', that isolated individuals would rationally contract with each other to hand over all of their sovereignty to a single sovereign.
      1. Hobbes saw this as unconditional except if an individual's life was threatened.
    2. On what conditions...
      1. Locke
        1. Sovereignty and natural rights were both present in the state of nature.
          1. Sovereign would only retain legitimacy to the extent he protected the individuals right to property.
        2. Rousseau
          1. Saw sovereignty in the will of the people, which remained with them.
            1. Sovereignty could not be the subject of a contract - could only be loaned to representatives, from whom it could be withdrawn.
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