Political theories of Hobbes and Locke

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The Political Theories of Hobbes and Locke In the sixteenth century, the rise of the state and decline of the feudal system brought about the question of authority, whose is absolute, God or man? Should the state have power over its subjects or the subjects over the state? Soon after the theory of sovereignty and the theory of social contract were developed, but even these still drew debate. Thomas Hobbes and John Locke’s political …

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…not being true or correct. Because they are along two different lines of thinking, their writings and philosophies can easily be argued against one another. While Hobbes’s philosophy appeals toward absolute power and Locke’s appeals toward the people, Locke’s ideas may appear more popular but this doesn’t mean that they are truer. It is only appropriate that these two great political philosophers be references to all great political thinkers to follow.