Thomas Hobbes VS John Locke

A discussion on the opinions of Hobbes and Locke regarding natural law, mankind's natural characteristics, and the purpose and structure of government.


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Nowadays, at least, most people would surely side with Locke.  We see people as naturally fairly decent.  We do not think that we need a "leviathan" government that has absolute power over us.  I would definitely take Locke's part in this because I do not have as dark a view of human nature as Hobbes does.

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