HOW FAR DO POLITICAL PHILOSOPHIES OF EITHER HOBBES AND LOCKE OR
PAINE AND BURKE DIFFER.

This essay will examine the philosophical difference between Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine relating to the French and American Revolutions at the late Eighteenth Century. We are going to present a summary of the debate between these two different philosophers in the first part of this essay. The pros and cons of each man will be looked at in the second and third part of the essay and the final part of this essay will explain why Thomas Paine's view was more accepted and legitimate in America than Edmund Burke. In summary this essay will compare and contrast both Paine and Burke views of natural rights, human nature and the government.

Burke and Paine came from two different sides of the political world and different backgrounds. Paine was not educated and comes from Thetford in Norfolk and Burke was a practitioner from Ireland, went to Oxbridge university in Ireland and later became a Member of Parliament in 1765. Burke was a typical conservative who believed in history, tradition and the status quo. Paine was a trouble maker from the left and a Republican who believed in revolution and democracy, and that was why people liked him. Paine and Burke started writing and arguing in the late eighteenth century or early nineteenth century and it was the beginning of the industrial revolution. Both men were two of the several strongly opinionated individuals who argued back and forth in response to what the other one was saying about the French Revolution. Both men supported the American Revolution especially Burke, who condoled with the colonist in the North of America during that period but, he was seriously against the social revolution which took place in France in the late 1700s.

Burke extremely criticised about overthrowing of the existing monarchy in France, because after the French Revolution, there was more political change and it became Republicanism. In contrast to

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