Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 I Classical Theories 1 A theory is a...

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Chapter 2 I. Classical Theories 1. A theory is a source of good and stable political system. 2. Descriptive and normative tells how thins are and how things should be. 3. A realist is someone who works with the world as it is and not as we want it to be. A. The Contractualists 1. A social contract is the theory that people will join and stay in a civil society as if they had a contract. 2. Contractualists show the relationship between government and its population. 3. Three major contractualists are Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean- Jacques Rousseau 4. Hobbes believed the state of nature of humanity is “War of all against all.” A. Lives of men are solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. B. Civil society is created of fear and anarchy. C. The individual surrenders their rights for government. 5. John Locke believed a civil society is made to protect individuals rights to life, liberty, and property. 6. Rousseau said that Human beings can create an ideal government and
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Drakulach during the Spring '08 term at Passaic County Community College.

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Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 I Classical Theories 1 A theory is a...

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