Essays Tagged: "Hobbes"

Was Locke misguided in trying to account for all the legitimate functions of government in terms of "the preservation of property"?

For Locke therefore, human beings are primarily centres of rights and duties (rather than, as with Hobbes, centres of appetites). The right and duty or 'property' of humanity requires, first and fore ... s on his assumption that man is fundamentally a good and benevolent person which is contrary to the Hobbesian view of human nature. The role that a government can play in the international arena is al ...

(8 pages) 236 1 4.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

It compares Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau in regards to social contract, the state of nature and each of their ideal governments.

HOBBES, LOCKE AND ROUSSEAUTHE STATE OF NATUREHobbes invites us to take place in a thought experiment ... s are placed together in a state of nature without the existence of a state power placed over them. Hobbes believes that the people will soon lapse into a state of war where each person is threatened ... eau says if people don't give up their rights, then they can never leave the state of nature.Thomas Hobbes originated the concept of the social contract. Hobbes believed that all the phenomena in the ...

(7 pages) 596 3 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Basic explanation on ordinary mortality - touches Lord of the Flies. Compare how Hobbes and Augustine think the condition of war arises and defend one author’s account of 'ordinary' morality as an ant

n the perfectly ordered and harmonious enjoyment of God is disrupted (The City of God, 690) whereas Hobbes believes that the original state of nature is a condition of constant war, which rational and ... peace may be obtained. Since we all seek peace, war, then, can be obligatory when evil has control.Hobbes, on the other hand, believes that war is a natural condition of mankind. Although Hobbes and ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

John Rawls and His Theories

enefit the rest of society. Rawls believes that a social contract theory, similar those proposed by Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau, would be a more logical solution to the question of fairness in any gov ...

(8 pages) 421 2 3.9 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Classical liberalism in the States

an nature. People were believed to be egoistic, coldly calculating, essential inert, and atomistic. Hobbes a economics argued that people were motivated by the desire for pleasure and to avoid pain. J ...

(4 pages) 99 0 2.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Economic History

Hobbes's Commonwealth

Before I look at the Social Contract and Hobbes' commonwealth under the sovereign, I think its important to briefly look at why he believed t ... ly look at why he believed that a social contract had to be established and also why it came about. Hobbes obviously had a negative view on the human state of nature stating:"Men have no pleasure...on ... r upon one assembly of men, that they reduce all their wills, by plurality of voices, unto one will"Hobbes believes that as long as everyone does so in this manner then they will have created a common ...

(7 pages) 118 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Jean-Jaques Rousseu, Wes Civ 190. Includes link to sources for The Social Contract, Discourse on the Origin of Social Inequality, and Faith of a Savoyard Priest!

class discussion on Jean-Jacques Rousseau seems to have been far more active than the discussion on Hobbes. Personally, I believe this observation can be explained in that the excerpts selected offere ... government should be on preservation and prosperity of its people. As far as rights, Rousseau (like Hobbes) believed that individuals could choose to forgo individual rights in order to achieve "civil ...

(2 pages) 57 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Title: "What is a Human?" Uses two of Kafka's works to describe what it means to be human.

osophers. It may be advantageous to look at human nature through the eyes of such great thinkers as Hobbes, Lock, and Aristotle. These men have postulated three separate, yet valid approaches to the q ...

(5 pages) 153 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Pascal and his life table.

ew still strongly held in the seventeenth century, even by such anti-Aristotelians as Descartes and Hobbes. In the Experiences Pascal explains the reasons why a genuine vacume could and did exist abov ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

The Ideas of John Locke.

ce as well as the United States Constitution.Contrary to the views of previous philosophers such as Hobbes and Rousseau, who believed that people turned their right to be sovereign over themselves to ... nd others if those who fall under its jurisdiction do not consent to its authority. In the views of Hobbes and Rousseau, the social contract is an act by which a people becomes a people, a pact of ass ...

(4 pages) 330 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Free will & Determinism - The debate.

e exercise of free will consists of making choices from a genuine selection, free from coercion. As Hobbes suggests freedom means choice. It is only at the actual point of action that the final outcom ...

(7 pages) 358 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Locke V. Hobbes.

ok this is a compare and contrast paper about Locke's theory on the good will of people and hobbes theory on how people are mean and untrustworthy, i used examples to represent their diffrent ... Valjean, the police inspector and other characters showed characteristics describing two theories. Hobbes theory was that people were naturally mean cruel and unjust and if presented with the chance ...

(4 pages) 54 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

John Stuart Mill

J.S. Mill's liberalism was an important and essential advance beyond the liberalism of Hobbes through his emphasis on the liberty of thought and discussion which dealt with the freedom to ... general debates and arguments, and the freedom of the press, yet he remained essentially similar to Hobbes when he engaged the notion of the liberty of action by having attempted to distinguish the ar ... nced that the singularly most important benefit of liberty was the progress of humankind.Similar to Hobbes, Mill saw the necessity of imposing certain restraints on liberty, albeit in only specific ci ...

(5 pages) 94 0 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

The prisoners' dilemma. Are we all prisoners?

e's self-interest? The logical answer as presented in many philosophers and humanists' views is NO. Hobbes considers the challenge of a "Foole", who claims that it is irrational to honor an agreement ... elp the other farmer (farmer 1), then when his own corn ripens farmer 1 would be in the position of Hobbes' Foole, having already benefited from his help: farmer 1 would no longer have anything to gai ...

(7 pages) 102 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Is Evil Human Nature The Cause of War?

tline this case, and its development over time, through writers such as Thucydides, Machiavelli and Hobbes, before investigating other more 'scientific' approaches to the question of what causes war.T ... how to enter into evil when necessity commands."In developing the classical realists' case, Thomas Hobbes, the 17th Century political and legal philosopher wrote of what he termed the 'state of natur ...

(8 pages) 124 2 4.1 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

The Importance of the Modern Era of Political Philosophy

c Church, paving the way for religious individualism and incorporating various political revisions. Hobbes called for a major overhaul in England concerning not only political and religious issues, bu ... in political thought. During the first half of the 17th century, English philosopher Thomas Hobbes found conflict on numerous fronts concerning English society. The first issue was concerning ...

(5 pages) 78 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The effect on Enlightenment ideals on the development and growth of the American government.

the knowledge of European philosophers. This was even before the Revolutionary War and the ideas of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau influenced the founding fathers of out country immensely when they were ...

(3 pages) 53 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Man, State And War

vilization, and explores the works of both classic and political philosophers such as St. Agustine, Hobbes, Kant, and Rousseau, and modern physiologist and anthropologist to discover ideas intended to ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Demonstrate how behavior theories apply, within a school-based situation to ensure a positive learning environment is encouraged at all times.

ion and association. (p 110) Schwartz et al (2002) develop this on through those such as Descartes, Hobbes and Hume.(p 8-17) For behaviour theory to be effective in a class and whole school context, t ...

(13 pages) 206 4 4.6 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Discourses in Childhood

amoral, without conscience, and if left to their own devices will resort to savagery. According to Hobbes (1588-1679), who supports this discourse, children should be controlled and disciplined by ad ...

(6 pages) 62 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters