Equality According to Hobbes
In the Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes does an excellent job of taking a complicated system
such as a society and breaking it down into a much easier and comprehensible way of looking at
it. For example, before making sense of the tr
Natural Right of Property
Locke begins his argument for natural right of property by stating the position of the
Bible, which says that God gave the world to Adam. This theory states that only Adam and his
successors have any rights to claim the land or a
According to Hobbes, liberty is defined as, Signifieth (properly) the absence of Opposition; (by Opposition, I mean external Impediments of motion) (Leviathan Chapter 21). Essentially, Hobbes defines liberty as the ability to move freely with
Separating Men from Animals
The difference between man and animal is not so different after all. Jean-Jacques
Rousseau argues this in his Discourse on Inequality. In this discourse, Rousseau believes that the
difference between man and animal originates f
Final Turning Point
In the Discourse on Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, he strives to explain how men
have come to this unequal state where some people have more than others and vice versa. In the
first part this discourse, Rousseau separates man and
POLI 112: History of Political Philosophy II
Prof: Benjamin Lundgren!
ofce: A & S 211!
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Room: Arts & Sciences 134!
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Path to the State of Misery
According to Rousseau, there were a few key events and occasions in human history that
played a part in mankinds misery today. This misery for mankind was not something that happened overnight as it happened over a course of ma
Separation of Powers
In the end, according to John Locke, the one thing that every human being strives for in
life is self-preservation. In other words, human beings want to take care of their life, liberty, and
possessions and will do things to make this