Jean-jacques rousseau two english thinkers, thomas hobbes and john locke, set forth ideas that were to become key to the enlightenment thinkers of the. Enlightenment thinkers, such as scottish-born david hume, john locke of england, and jean-jacques rousseau of france, wrote a number of humanistic works on the nature of humankind they based their work on philosophical reason rather than religious authority and asked important anthropological questions. John locke was an english physician and philosopher and is regarded as one of the most influential of enlightenment thinkers some of his major works include a letter concerning toleration, two find this pin and more on geschiedenis project by vinny van de ven.
John locke c jean jacques rousseau what issue led to the first meeting of the estates-general in 175 years thomas hobbes c john locke d denis. However, a comprehensive theoretical exploration of the concept of private property ownership is credited to relatively modern philosophers like thomas hobbes, john locke and jean jacques rousseau the writings of locke and rousseau on property ownership are quite fascinating to compare. Like thomas hobbes, she was a materialist john locke (1632-1704): in addition to his political philosophy, english philosopher john locke tried to understand the. Eight enlightenment thinkers thomas hobbes (1588 - 1679) john locke (1632 - 1704) jean-jacques rousseau (1712 - 1778) baron de montesquieu (1689.
However, social contract theory is rightly associated with modern moral and political theory and is given its first full exposition and defense by thomas hobbes after hobbes, john locke and jean-jacques rousseau are the best known proponents of this enormously influential theory, which has been one of the most dominant theories within moral. The english philosopher thomas hobbes enlightenment thinkers leading educational theorists like england's john locke and switzerland's jean jacques rousseau. Age of enlightenment book thomas hobbes released de cive, as it went on to influence the likes of john locke, jean-jacques rousseau and immanuel kant,. Eight enlightenment thinkers - authorstream presentation eight enlightenment thinkers thomas hobbes (1588 - 1679) john locke (1632 - 1704) jean-jacques. Eight enlightenment thinkers thomas hobbes (1588 - 1679) john locke (1632 - 1704) jean-jacques rousseau (1712 - 1778) baron de montesquieu (1689 - 1755) voltaire (1694 - 1778) denis diderot (1713 - 1784) mary wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797) adam smith (1723 - 1790).
John locke, one of the most influential enlightenment thinkers, based his governance philosophy in social contract theory, a subject that permeated enlightenment political thought the english philosopher thomas hobbes ushered in this new debate with his work leviathan in 1651. John locke was born 29 august 1632 and died 28 october 1704 jean-jacques rousseau was a french writer and philosopher born in 1712 thomas hobbes was an. Hobbes s pessimistic view of human nature did not appeal to most enlightenment thinkers: locke s view of humankind as essentially reasonable and benevolent accorded much better with the optimism of the age have students engage in a debate defending these essentially different views of human nature. Locke, john major contributions locke's originality and influence works by locke supplementary bibliography john locke made important contributions in the areas of epistemology, political theory, education, toleration theory, and theology he also wrote on natural law and on various economic topics.
Was a document written by thomas jefferson that reflects john locke's ideas of the government's obligation to protect the people's natural rights to life, liberty, and property • that people have the right to alter or to abolish unjust governments. John locke, august 1632 - 28 october widely known as the father of classical liberalism, was an english philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of enlightenment thinkers painted by dutch artist, herman verelst. Ro-sc jean-jacques rousseau biography jean-jacques rousseau ranks as one of the greatest figures of the french enlightenment, a period of great artistic. Enlightenment thinkers and government john locke 1632-1704 jean jacques rousseau 1712-1778 although born good, people are corrupted by.
- thomas hobbes, jean-jacques rousseau, and john locke are all great thinkers who were greatly influential in forming philosophies that would affect the future of politics by analyzing each philosopher's ideology, we can identify which thinker's theory reflected modern era liberalism the most. Philosophy and philosophers parent category: he would fall into the category of other empiricists like john locke, aristotle and george berkeley this describes the system of thomas hobbes. Writers such as jean-jacques rousseau and johann wolfgang developed by john locke and the enlightenment thinkers such as john comenius and hugo.
As the enlightenment's greatest champion of equality, swiss writer jean-jacques rousseau endorsed the social contract—but his ideas differed from hobbes and locke in critical ways here, examine rousseau's legacy and thought, which sought to structure modern civil society in a way that might recapture what he saw as the independence and. Enlightenment thinker 1 eight enlightenment thinkers1 thomas hobbes (1588 - 1679)2 john locke (1632 - 1704)3 jean-jacques rousseau (1712 - 1778)4. Alternatively, john locke and jean-jacques rousseau argued that we gain civil rights in return for accepting the obligation to respect and defend the rights of others, giving up some freedoms to do so.