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There were many philosophers throughout the Enlightenment period Some of thesegreat thinkers shared similar views on related ideas others differed completely Ipersonally agreed most with John Lockes philosophies Locke was born in 1632 anddied in 1704 His works concerned human nature how the structure of a society shouldbe set up and other issues to that effect Lockes philosophies and books are allapplicable to our society today and some of our countrys political foundations are basedI agree with his reasoning on why an absolute monarchy is no form of a civilgovernment I believe that the people who make the decisions for their country are theircountry and that the people should have equal power and all be on the same levelsocially and politically Like Locke I believe that a superior to judge between right andwrong and to punish those who do wrong is absolutely necessary yet the power should bein the hands of the people and not a monarch Before the enlightenment both secularand religious worlds were in a power struggle and became extremely corrupt provingthat absolute power corrupts absolutely Locke stated and have a common established law and judicature to appeal towith authority to decide controversies between them and punish offenders CivilSociety I have no doubt that to have structure and a judicial system in a society isessential and without it there would be complete and utter chaos I also agree with Lockeon the subject of why a civil society is better and more productive then living in the stateof nature Lockes state of nature was a state of liberty and all people were consideredequal but there was no authority to enforce the law which I believe to be greatlyproblematic Without laws or government a state or country is bound to be inextricableand completely disorganized which are not good conditions With such disagreeablecircumstances the people are bound to fight with one another and act bestial causing theoverall conditions of the state to worsen even more Locke
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