Does Thomas Hobbes think of the state of nature as an Assurance Game?

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I don't believe that Thomas Hobbes thinks of nature as an Assurance Game, but I do think he would find Assurance Games to be a handy tool for discussing why government is important. I think that Hobbes would argue that governments are necessary to guarantee that deer, rather than hares, get hunted, because this would ensure the greater good. Also, it is the only way to assure that humans, who Hobbes views as inherently selfish, would choose to hunt for others if it might compromise their ability to meet their own needs.

Hobbes's arguments that all humans are participating in a war of all-against-all lead me to believe that he would choose to hunt the hare, even if only because he would assume that that's the choice his potential hunting partner would make.

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