>Has anyone considered that a "state of nature" can include technology? Is
>it not "natural" for an intelligent race to evolve tech?
>Our environment has evolved such that "nature" has fitted many species into
>urban settings, for example. Remove the cities, and many critters will lose
Chuck, in these debates about political philosophy "state of nature" just
means a situation prior to any social contract. Of course, there is no such
thing. Converely, any society is *literally* "natural" or it wouldn't exist
at all. I don't think that's what any of us mean. We are trying to get at
values that somehow precede legal and social norms and to think about what
kind of society can be derived from application of those values.
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