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Political Theory - Thomas Hobbes

Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

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.

How it maps to the curriculum

Politics & Society

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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  • Asset type: Video
  • Language: English
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Cost: No
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