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10.2] Hobbes, Locke, Mill – Q & A

1] “Hobbes starts as an individualist but ends as an absolutist”. Comment.
2] “Where there is no common power, there is no law; where no law, no justice” (Hobbes).Comment.
3] “I put for a general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceases only in death”. (Hobbes) Comment.
4] Discuss Hobbes as a first modern thinker.

5] John Locke is a father of liberalism. Explain. [2018/20m/250w/4a]
6] Comment on the Assertion of Laslett that Filmer and not Hobbes was the main antagonist of Locke.
7] “The reason why men enter into civil society is the preservation of their property.” ( Locke ) Comment.
8] Comment on the Assertion of Laslett that Filmer and not Hobbes was the main antagonist of Locke.
9] “Men living together according to reason, without a common superior on earth with authority to judge between them is properly the state of nature” (Locke). Comment.
10] “God gave the world to men in common; but…. it cannot be supposed he meant it should always remain common and uncultivated. He gave it to the use of the industrious and rational (and labour was to be his title to it); not to the fancy or covetousness of the quarrelsome and contentious”. (Locke) Comment.
11] Discuss. Locke as a scholar of possessive individualism

12] John Stuart Mill is a ‘reluctant democrat’ – C L Wayper. Comment. [2018/10m/150w/1a]
13] “The sole end for which mankind is warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number is self-protection.” (J. S. Mill) comment.
14] “Mill was the prophet of empty liberty and an abstract individual.” Comment
15] “I regard utility as the ultimate appeal on all ethical questions; but it must be utility in the largest sense, grounded on the permanent interests of a man as a progressive being”. (J.S.Mill). Critically Examine.
16] “The only freedom that deserves the name is that of pursuing our good in our own way”. (J.S.Mill) Comment.

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