Are People Naturally Evil?
Today we will look to the political theories of 3 philosophers who greatly influenced our founding fathers. The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence both have visible characteristics that can be traced back to these men.
- What is the purpose of Government?
- What is the purpose of Government if all people are selfish, evil people. (Hobbes)
- What is the purpose of Government if all people are good. (Rousseau)
- What is the purpose of Government if all people are chaotic. (Locke)
We will look at a video that does a decent job at comparing both Hobbes and Locke.
Use a comparison chart to find the differences between all three of these philosophers. And discuss how each of them has influenced out American Government.