HUM 2 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Two Treatises Of Government, Mary Wollstonecraft, Immanuel Kant

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Hum 2
Culture of Ancient Greece and Rome
Thomas Hobbes
“Humans are selfish, greedy, warlike”
The only natural right is the right to preserve one’s life
Leviathan (1651)
John Locke
Humans are bestowed with God-given natural rights
The right to “Life, health, liberty, and possessions”
Thomas Jefferson lifted this for the Declaration of Independence
Of Civil Government (1690)
Mary Wollstonecraft
Women are people too!!!
Mother of Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein
A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792)
Immanuel Kant
Rationalism is the primary guide for human conduct
Critique of Practical Reason (1788)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
People are basically good but corrupted by society
The Social Contract and Emile (1762)
Adam Smith
Laissez-Faire economy
Government play a limited role in protecting consumers
An inquiry into the Nature and Causes of Wealth of Nations (1776)
Revolutions
American Revolution
French Revolution
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