POLS 2900 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Robert Filmer, Absolute Monarchy, Tabula Rasa

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Hobbes writes leviathen during civil world king had been executed charles the 1st 1649. Hobbes expressed need for order, preservation of life and good life , material well being was important, they need an absolute sovereign in order for this to happen, they need to turn over all power as self interested individuals. Locke tries accomplishing something different, he is in a different stage of history, not absolute monarch, but parliamentary supremecy, justify resistance to a king . Lockes side was against the king and resist his authority, his book was published until much later because it sorta justified a rebellion, he wrote his book during post civil war. Earl is patron and employes, shaftsbury group was anti monarcy. Shaftsbury isn"t extreme wealthy, but is up there somewhere. Locke student at oxford, during those days u studied medicine and theology.

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