Thomas Hobbes and John Locke Essay by Master Researcher

Thomas Hobbes and John Locke
This paper looks at the philosphers' ideas on motivation and state of nature.
# 35734 | 1,400 words | 2 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 19, 2003 in Philosophy (General) , Political Science (John Locke)

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This paper discusses Thomas Hobbes' and John Locke's assumptions about motivation and the state of nature. It discusses how Locke endorsed limited monarchy and frequent expressions of consent, while Hobbes endorsed absolute monarchy and a sovereign who ruled in perpetuity. Locke supported freedom through government, while Hobbes believed a strong state had to subdue man's aggressive desires.

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