Name: Course: Lecturer: Due Date: Political Philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke Two prominent English political philosophers have had a profound effect on the contemporary political science. Thomas Hobbes and John Locke both have made contributions to modern politics CITATION Mur15 \p 220 \l 1033 (Murphy and Stoica 220). However they have had both similar views and different thoughts on where power lies in the society. Precisely Hobbes and Locke are both English Philosophers. Thomas Hobbes discussed and developed the social contract theory through his book Leviathan. This theory explains the association between the government and the citizens CITATION JrS15 \p 52 \l 1033 (Spragens of the state. Even though people may have contradicting or supporting views on Hobbes and Locke it is significant to note that both have a profound influence on modern politics and human rights particularly in the formation of United States. Work Cited BIBLIOGRAPHY \l 1033 Murphy A And A Stoica. Sovereignty: Constitutional And Historical Aspects. Bulletin of The Transilvania University of Braşov Series VII. Social Sciences And Law 2.1 (2015): 220. Spragens Jr Thomas A. The Politics of Motion: The World of Thomas Hobbes. New York: University Press of Kentucky 2015. Vaughn Karen Iversen. John Locke: Economist And Social Scientist. Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2012. [...]
Compare and contrast the political philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke as discussed in your text. How would you describe, using your own words, the way each man viewed the common man? Can you imagine a political situation or a country in which Hobbes's ideas would be better suited? Are there problems with Locke's ideas? What are they, in your opinion? Be specific.