Hobbes and Locke on The Best Regime
The ideas of Thomas Hobbes, from "Leviathan", and John Locke, from "Second Treatise on Government". on the best regime.
# 45855 | 2,610 words | 2 sources | APA | 2002 |
Published on Nov 23, 2003 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Political Science (General) , Philosophy (General) , Political Science (John Locke)
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This paper emphasizes, using specific examples, how the systems of John Locke and Thomas Hobbes both leave too much room for abuse of power in their ideal governments. Specifically, Thomas Hobbes allows abuse of power by a monarch, and John Locke allows abuse of power by faction groups.
From the Paper:"In all likelihood, there has never been a more controversial political topic than what constitutes the best regime. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes and John Locke's Second Treatise on Government are two examples of political theorists attempting to determine the best regime through reasoning. This paper will examine the connection between each author's views on the state of nature and their idea of the best regime. It will also examine the problems with each author's idea of the "best regime". Although there is something to be said for the views of both authors, they fail to provide enough checks on political power to ensure freedom from absolute tyranny."
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