assignment about three political philosophers THOMAS HOBBES, JoH LOCKE, Jean Jacques Rousseau

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this assignment about three political philosophers, THOMAS HOBBES, JoH LOCKE, Jean Jacques Rousseau . Together they are known as Social contract theorists of politics and government. There are both similarities and differences in their theories .

1. THOMAS HOBBES: His concept of

a. The state of Nature or the Natural condition of Mankind

b. The Social Contract

c. The Structure of the State which he called the LEVIATHAN

2. JoH LOCKE: His concept of,

a. The State of Nature and the Social Contract

b. Civil Society-majority and minority and Tolerance

c .Political authority

d. Limited Government and Right of Revolution

e. Right to life, Liberty and Property/ Possessive Individualism

JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU: His concept of

a. The State of Nature

b. Community and Civil Society

c. Selfishness and self-love

d. The origins of Inequality in Society

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Political Views of Famous Philosophers
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Thomas Hobbes’s view of the state of nature was that; in the natural condition of
humankind, all people are equal, and that no personal property or injustice. In this condition, all
people are at liberty to do whatever they wish, and only the natural law controls them.
According to the philosopher, the natural law makes people avoid harming others, as they fear
to be harmed too. Hobbes pointed that although life was uncontrolled in the state of nature,
people faced challenges which gave to the rise of the social contract. In his view, the soc...


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