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Hobbes, Machiavelli and Society
This paper compares ideas on government and control by Thomas Hobbes in "Leviathan" and by Niccolo Machiavelli in "The Prince".
# 54264 | 1,580 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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The paper explains that Machiavelli and Hobbes have similar views of society and on the function of government; the major difference between the two writers is that Machiavelli describes the leader as using power and fear in a more obvious way, while Hobbes's view is based on a society where control is built into a system, with this motivating people to want to obey the rules of society. The author points out that a similarity is that both writers reject the traditional ideas of religion as a means of maintaining control. The paper relates another similarity between the works, which is that they are both based on looking at the real world, not some ideal world that does not really exist.

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