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Columbia Southern University Political Philosophers Comparison Paper

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Which of the political philosophers, Locke, Hobbes, or More, do you judge most successful in grappling with the great problems of their age, and why? To explain your answer, compare and contrast their political philosophies and the strengths and weaknesses of all three approaches.

Your response should be a minimum of 500 words.

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Running Head: POLITICAL PHILOSOPHERS

Political Philosophers
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POLITICAL PHILOSOPHERS

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Locke’s Political Philosophy

John Locke is one of the most prominent political scholars of the modern time. He was
among the leading philosophers in the 17th and 17th century. In the Two Treatises of
Government, Locke argues that human beings are by nature equal and free against assertions that
God had created all individually natural subjects to a ruler. He asserted that individuals have
rights, like the right to property, liberty, and life that have a basis independent of the rules of any
specific society. Typically, Locke utilized the assertion that men are naturally equal and free as
part of the validation for acknowledging authentic political government as the outcome of a
social contract where individuals in the position of nature provisionally shift some of their rights
and privileges to the government to warrant the comfortable and better satisfaction of their lives.
According to Locke, governments that do not defend the rights of ...

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