Locke, Hobbes and the State of Nature
This paper looks at the political theories of Locke and Hobbes and compares them. It then tries to draw some conclusions from their theories and apply those conclusions to our current lives. Social contract theory is a theory which receives much criticism; however, the author believes that a closer look at the theory can provide much insight into the role which government should play in our lives.
Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Alfred University Honors Program.
Honors thesis, Locke, John, Hobbes, Thomas