Part a: 50% - 50 minutes: thomas hobbes. Thomas hobbes (1588-1679) contributed to the foundations of social science by identifying what he called a social contract, in which all citizens of a state were subject to. Spurred by the horrific past, in which the government inappropriately abused their power over the people, hobbes intended to create a blueprint for the future, with the belief that human inequality was present. He believed that as a response, primitive societies subjected themselves to a social contract out of fear of each other, enabling us to accumulate freely. Thus, government began as a response to the people"s interests. Hobbes believed we have personal sovereignty, the ability to sell our own labor, and not a pawn of the ruling class or government. These theories contradicted the dominant ideology of the day, and opposed the views of those in power.