Hobbes Vs John Locke Essay

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Thomas Hobbes and John Locke were both English Philosophers
Thomas Hobbes was an English scholar and philosopher, born in 1588. He was interested in the nature of government. Thomas would write about politics, geometry, physics, religion, and history. Hobbes saw people as selfish and quickly to fight humans. He thought people would just go to war to fight for what they want. Hobbes believed that people that people should agree to give up some rights and power, in exchange for protection, though they would lose the right to overthrow. Hobbes was more concerned with protection and safety rather than rights. He began to realize people have rights that also must be protected from the government.
John Locke was born in England in 1632. John ended up being a philosopher and political scientist. John Locke imagined that everyone has natural rights that people share. Locke believed everyone has the right to life, liberty, and property. He also believed in the two-way exchange, social contract. The two-way exchange consisted of
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I would have to say i agree more with John Locke’s thoughts more than Thomas Hobbes. I agree with John Locke because he believes if the government fails we have the right to revolt. John Locke’s beliefs involve less protection, in exchange for more freedom and rights. I don’t believe with Hobbes ideas because he believes in giving up some rights and freedoms to the government. I believe our human rights and freedoms are the most valuable and sacred thing to each individual. Also, Locke’s ideas show up in our constitution today, this shows that his ideas are also believed by many other.
In conclusion, John Locke and Thomas Hobbes both has equally smart ideas though their views of human nature were very different, which made their social contracts very different. I, as well as many other people, agree more with Locke because he too thinks that our natural rights are
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