How did Thomas Hobbes and John Locke's political ideas show their views on human nature?   Thank you!

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Thomas Hobbes and John Locke had very different views of human nature.  The basic difference between the two of them is that Hobbes had a rather negative view of human nature while Locke had a much more positive view of human nature.

You can see this difference in the kinds...

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Thomas Hobbes and John Locke had very different views of human nature.  The basic difference between the two of them is that Hobbes had a rather negative view of human nature while Locke had a much more positive view of human nature.

You can see this difference in the kinds of political systems they each advocated.  Hobbes, thought that only a monarch, a "leviathan" of a power, could keep people in check due to their inherent badness.  By contrast, Locke thought that people were good enough to be able to govern themselves.  He thought that the people were good enough that they would be able to set up representative governments that would maintain a stable society.

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