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Freedom vs Security: Freedom at any cost?

Updated Tuesday 21st October 2014

This animation explores Thomas Hobbes' belief that security is better than freedom. 

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Tuesday, 11th November 2014 12:04 - BBC Radio 4

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Freedom is good, but security is better. That’s what Thomas Hobbes  believed. He made his point by imagining what it would be like to live without government, laws, or society. In this ‘State of Nature’ you could do whatever you wanted to. But anyone else could do whatever they wanted to to you. You’d have plenty of freedom; but you’d live in constant fear. It would be grim. Find out more with this animation. 






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