Short 6 min video explaining the thinking of Thomas Hobbes and poses the question why people should follow the law of rulers - especially those who may not be considered 'good'. It explains how Hobbes favoured the 'social contract' over the 'devine right of kings'. Explains terms like 'the state of nature' and 'leviathan'. Explains the historical influences that shaoped his thinking.
Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School
Suggestions for use: Very student-friendly. Could be played in class followed by a discussion on his philosophy.
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