In at least 500 words, answer the following questions:
- Are you a Hobbesian or a Lockeian?
- Discuss your own political beliefs; are they more influenced by the beliefs of Hobbes or Locke?
- HELPFUL HINTS:This week we discover political philosophy. As you read on pages 379
and 380 in our textbook, Thomas Hobbes and John Locke had two very different views on basic humanity and from their views, they each developed distinct reasons and methods for government. If you look closely at our American political arena, you can find both Hobbesian and Lockeian philosophies at work. Which philosophy do you believe and why? Give at least one specific example of a situation that is happening today, either in local or national government. Is the situation more agreeable with John Locke or Thomas Hobbes’ point-of-view? You might like to take that one modern situation and imagine how that situation would end up from Locke’s philosophy, and then do the same from Hobbes’ philosophy.