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  1. #1 Would you please tell me what than that of means here? 
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    "Look into the motives which have induced men, once united by their common needs in a general society, to unite themselves still more intimately by means of civil societies: you will find no other motive than that of assuring the property, life and liberty of each member by the protection of all."




    Would anyone please tell me what the following means?, or what does than that of assuring mean?


    than that of assuring the property, life and liberty of each member by the protection of all."




    Many thanks


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    It means that the only motive of creating a civil society is to make certain that people's lives, property and liberty is protected.


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    Could you please tell me what ASSURING means here?
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    In this context it means making certain.
    "And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh" Nietzsche.
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