Single Idea 2377

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / B. Contract Ethics / 5. Free Rider]

Full Idea

He therefore that breaketh his covenant, and consequently declareth that he thinks he may with reason do so, cannot be received into any society.

Gist of Idea

No one who admitted to not keeping contracts could ever be accepted as a citizen


Thomas Hobbes (Leviathan [1651], 1.15)

Book Reference

Hobbes,Thomas: 'Leviathan', ed/tr. Macpherson,C.B. [Penguin 1981], p.205