POL2108 FINALSTUDY GUIDE
April 16, 2014
19:00 – 22:00
• You will be given a choice of 4 questions (similar to the ones listed below). You must
pick TWO of these questions and answer them with well-argued and coherent essays.
The point of these essays is to put forward a good argument and to show the reader that
you have read the texts very closely. Avoid superficiality; consider specific examples,
cases and arguments. The length of these essays will depend heavily on your hand-
• Your essays should begin with a brief introduction & a clear thesis statement. You should
also have a very short conclusion.
1. What is the significance of private property and wealth for Locke’s political theory? (You
should read chapter 5 very closely. But also consider other things said by Locke about
money, inheritance and property in the rest of the book).
2. Compare Hobbes and Locke on the state of nature, and the significance of their
distinctive accounts for their political theories as a whole. (Think about both similarities
and differences. Remember that for Hobbes, you s