Modern Political Theory : Hobbes And Locke 's Difference

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Modern Political Theory
Hobbes’s and Locke’s Difference in Theories of State (#2)
Ramon Roque Jr.
Political Science 3341-01
Fall 2016

Modern Political Theory
Hobbes’s and Locke’s Difference in Theories of State Thomas Hobbes and John Locke are among the greatest philosophers whose political thoughts have laid down the foundations of modern politics. It’s possible to offer explanation in various endeavors that affect the humans in the modern setting using various concepts and thoughts as presented by the two philosophers. Their theories of state are derived from a similar background or concepts but yielded distinct conclusions. In this essay, an account of the reasons behind their different conclusions on theory of state will be comprehensively discussed. The invaluable yet different set of conclusions founded from a similar concept by the two authors can be attributed by various distinct foundations of thoughts. The buildup to the different theories of formation of government precedes a divergent representation of thoughts that is supported in different manner and various distinct justifications. Their different definitions of various terms and concepts and sometimes similarity in thoughts but difference in setting attributes to their different point of view from a similar source of their theories. Based on their thoughts on state of nature, representation, social contract and natural rights, formulation of justification of their difference in their theories of…
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