How did Edmund Burke and Alexis de Tocqueville perceive the citizens of each respective republic that they describe? How did their perceptions of citizens and representative government relate to Locke, Rousseau, and Hobbes’ ideas on political theory and the nature of man? Read the selections from Classics of Western Thought by each Author.
Thomas Hobbes Leviathan p. 31
John Locke Of Civil Government p. 68, and An essay Concerning Human Understanding 59
Jean Jacques Rousseau On the Origin of Inequality among Men p.131, and On Education
Edmund Burke Reflections on the Revolution in France p. 202
Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America p. 280