Thomas Hobbes Second Practice Of Government

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The purpose of the government is to ensure that every citizen has equal rights and privileges, to defend every member of the society, and to promote both the public and private interests of the people. The issue of how to best protect and promote both private and public interests was addressed by Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. In his work, Leviathan, Hobbes proposes that absolute monarchy is the ideal type of government because under the other types of government, the citizens will pursue their private interests at the expense of the public interests. In contrast, Locke’s work, Second Treatise of Government, propose that a democracy is the proper solution to achieve the goal of the government in terms of equality for all its people. Locke’s
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