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Thomas Hobbes and John Locke are two philosophers who have thought extensively on the subject human nature and conflict in human society The question that arises from a discussion of these two men is who is more logical The best way to answer this question is to compare their arguments and to juxtapose their views There are three main topics that would help understand the philosophers points of view the natural condition of mankind causes of conflict among men and the ideal form of government The views of the natural inclinations of man differ between the two philosophers Hobbes is very negative in his view of man in nature Man would be in a constant state of war says Hobbes with everyone trying to conquer each other for their property and belongings There would be no friends only enemies because everyone would be under suspicion as a potential opponent Hobbes has described his model of man in nature as a war of all against all Another famous remark made by Hobbes on the subject is the life would be solitary poor nasty brutish and short In this constant war there would be no time or opportunity to advance states Hobbes There would be no industry because the results of any progress would be stolen immediately Because there would be no industry everyone would live the same and there would be no cultures and no diversity around the world Locke on the other hand does not have the same ill inclination of mankind as Hobbes Locke believes that man in nature would live in a state of equality where everyone has control and power over their own actions and their own property Each member of society would be on an equal social level with each other member Locke does not believe in the life of constant war that Hobbes describes The two men do however agree on some points They both concur that all men are
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