Thomas Hobbes and John Locke: Perspectives on Governance
Discusses the differences in Hobbes's and Locke's ideas for a framework of governance that would protect the rights of individuals and how these ideas influenced the creation of the Constitution of the United States.
# 55505 | 2,085 words | 7 sources | APA | 2005 |
Published on Jan 30, 2005 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Law (Constitution) , English (Analysis) , English (Comparison) , Political Science (John Locke)
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This paper compares and contrasts the different theories of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke about how a government could best represent the people and ensure their individual rights. The paper notes that Locke believed that a system of checks and balances was essential to a democratic nation and the preservation of individual rights, while Hobbes, also interested in securing the rights of the individual, but having had different life experiences also believed that a strong hand was necessary within a governing body to prevent man from destroying himself. The paper then looks at how both ideologies were influential in the creation of the Constitution of the United States.
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