Hobbes and Locke Philosophy Comparison Comparison Essay by Nicky

Hobbes and Locke Philosophy Comparison
A look at the essential differences in the philosphies of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke.
# 147716 | 1,591 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Jun 17, 2011 in Philosophy (History) , Philosophy (General) , Political Science (John Locke)

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This paper examines how Thomas Hobbes and John Locke were English philosophers who lived in during 16th and 17th centuries. They were men not only of their times but have been immortalized with the ideas, thoughts and writings they left. In particular the paper looks at how, as natural law philosophers, their concepts vary distinctively since Hobbes looks at the laws of nature as having contradictory factors and Locke at the presupposition that all humans are created equal and independent. The paper also discusses their contradictory views on the state of nature and the proposed ingredients for stable government.

From the Paper:

"With Locke and Hobbes' varied view of man, it can be said that their descriptions can give rise to "Locke people" and "Hobbes people." If taken in today's context, the Locke people can be the ones who have taken the call to serving mankind such as the religious, the social workers, those in the medical profession who cares for the sick without enriching themselves, and generally, the ones that give themselves in the service and goodness of mankind. The Hobbes people are the ones who govern not because they want to improve the lives of their subjects or constituents but to continually taste power at the seat of government. True to what Hobbes said in Leviathan regarding "the satisfaction of human" but how much is too much when it comes to satisfying one's appetite. For others, greed reigns and becomes the overwhelming factor in amassing too much wealth and indulging in conspicuous consumption. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Diem, Gordon Neal. Locke, Hobbes and the Free Nation. 1998. 04 April 2009. <http://libertariannation.org/a/f53d2.html>.
  • Nosotro, Rit. Hobbes and Locke, Men of Influence. 15 June 2006, 04 April 2009. <http://www.hyperhistory.net/apwh/essays/comp/cw20hobbes_locke.htm>.
  • Pagewise. The Philosophies of Hobbes and Locke. 2002. Essortment. 04 April 2009. <http://www.essortment.com/all/hobbeslocke_rbtz.htm>.

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