Why do you lock the door?

"We are all basically selfish, driven by fear of death and the hope of personal gain, he believed. All of us seek power over others, whether we realize this or not. If you don’t accept Hobbes’ picture of humanity, why do you lock the door when you leave your house? "

-- Nigel Wanburton, A Little History of Philosophy, one of those books for children that adults will probably read more, written circa 2012.

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