Compare And Contrast Voltaire And John Locke

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Thomas Hobbes

He liked to study various types of government. He thought that the government of a monarchy was better than democracy because he had no doubt that they were naturally wicked and were not to be trusted to govern.

He believed that it was better to have a governor like a king that would know how to act like a leader and rule a country. He said that democracy was for the selfish people who were trying to hide their bad decisions.

John Locke

John Locke was born on August 29, 1632, in Wrington, England. Locke was an english physician and philosopher. He went to University of Oxford. He had this mentor called Robert Boyle who was a relevant scientist. He took the decision to study medicine in England.

John Locke believed that one could choose the religion that they most liked. He became an influential philosopher writing about political philosophy, education and epistemology. His writing helped the foundation of modern Western philosophy. In the year 1690 he published an essay about the understanding of human, which became a great impact in his career.

Voltaire

François-Marie Arouet(Voltaire)was born on November 21, 1694. He was a french engliment writer. Voltaire was best known for his attacks to the church and for supporting what is called freedom of expression and the separation of church and state. He is remembered for his couraged to fight for the civil rights.

Volataire wrote about a total of 2,000 books and pamphlets and 20,000 letters. In
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