Second Essay POT 2002

Second Essay POT 2002 - POT 2002: Second Essay Hobbes &...

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POT 2002: Second Essay Hobbes & Burke: Apocalyptic Politics Yaunek D. Murray Panther ID: 2718046 For the second part of the course our class was assigned to read excerpts from Leviathan , an essay of Thomas Hobbes and letters from another English gentleman by the name of Edmund Burke: Reflections on the Revolution in France and Sketch of a Negro Code. The writers had fairly different views on government and society in general. From a comparison stand point it can be said that their variants stem from their opposing views on nature and thus the natural way of things. Before I continue it is important to consider the not only the origin of the writers but circumstances from which the ideas spawned. Hobbes’ writing was of an era when the Anglican Church was in charge of England; during this time there was social unrest and King Charles I was beheaded. Edmund Burke’s writings took place preceding the French Revolution and during a time of famine in England. It was the belief of Hobbes that without law and order the entire world is in what he
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2011 for the course POT 2002 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at FIU.

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