Freedom and authority
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Hobbes, however, was concerned with the social consequences of psychological egoism. He established that such a condition is psychologically intolerable, something all human beings - who operate on the hypothesis of psychological egoism - strive to avoid. He did it by emphasizing the need for a strong central government (or sovereign ty). If we wan t to know whether conservatives advocate psychological egoism - are anti-social-we must
begin at the point where Hobbes ended and ask what the conservative attitude to government is.