Dress Codes/Uniforms “They that have already Instituted a Common-wealth, being thereby bound by Covenant.”

Thomas Hobbes would be glad that dress codes exist, he would approve of having restrictions on the clothings being worn by humans. He believed that it was essential for humans to have many rules and restrictions or else they would rebel and/or be messes. Hobbes thought that all humans should have little to no opportunities to express or choose for themselves. He stated:

"This is more than Consent, or Concord; It is a reall Unitie of them all, in one and the same Person, made by Covenant of every man with every man, in such manner, as if every man should say to every man, I Authorise and give up my Right of Governing my selfe, to this Man, or to this Assembly of men, on this condition, that thou give up thy Right to him, and Authorise his Actions in like manner."

He wants all humans to have rules and give away all their rights. Because he believes that otherwise they will take advantage of everything and it will become an anarchy. Hobbes wants strict rules and that is what a dress code is except it is only restricting clothing. A dress code is rules that say whether the clothing being worn by people are appropriate in the environment or not. Therefor uniforms and dress codes would be very much supported by Thomas Hobbes, the philosopher, because of his beliefs.

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