First Paper Assignment

2 to 3 pages in length, double-spaced (and no more than 3 pages)
Due: Feb. 4

Using the excerpts from The Leviathan and Second Treatise, compare and contrast the political theories of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke.

You should include a consideration of their views of the "state of nature," "law of nature," the social contract, forms and powers of government, and the rights, liberties, and obligations of subjects.

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