Study Guide to the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke

John Locke, Thomas Hobbes

A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan and John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government. These two English philosophers are recognized for being some of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. As two of the most prominent philosophers of the seventeenth century, Hobbes and Locke illustrated opposing and rebellious views on the ideal form of government and sovereignty, that included religion and empiricism. Moreover, these works have paved the way for modern theories such as the formulation of social contract theory and liberalism. This Bright Notes Study Guide includes notes and commentary on the literary classics Leviathan and Two Treatises of Government, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons these works have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.