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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Denis Kuznetcov
Notion of Freedom in Political Philosophy of T.Hobbes and J.J.Rousseau
Political Science
(Bachelor’s programme)
8
2016
In this paper we implement comparative analysis of the notion "freedom" in political philosophy of T. Hobbes and J. J. Rousseau. I doubt the well-formed academic opinion on how these philosophers should be understood in terms of freedom in government state; I doubt that the individual has more freedom in roussean state rather than in hobbessian. I analyze both "freedoms" in such terms as "legal grounds of freedom", "attitude towards ", "the question of equality" and "the place of freedom in hierarchy of societal values". I found out that current academic opinion could be revised due to major differences on these parameters: the individual has more freedom in hobbessian state rather than in Rousseau's association.

The paper could be of some interest for the natural law theorists, as well as for the researcher of the freedom theory history.

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