The question of freedom in political philosophies of thomas hobbes and jean-jacques rousseau

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2007
Yiğit, Pervin
This thesis aims to examine the question of freedom in its relation to political authority in social contract theories of Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) and Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778). In order to do that, discussions on human nature, evolution into political association and the foundations of legitimate governments are focused on. As the social contract theories of Hobbes and Rousseau mainly seek for rational justification of political obligation, the primary aim of this thesis is to analyze the nature of political obligation in order to discuss the relation between subject and sovereign in the framework of freedom.

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P. Yiğit, “The question of freedom in political philosophies of thomas hobbes and jean-jacques rousseau,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.