Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
John Locke in his Second Treatise on Civil Government quoted extensively from Richard Hooker's Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. It has often been taken for granted that Hooker was a precursor of the political theories of the origen of government, the consent of the governed, and sovereignty as developed and perfected by Locke. The historical and philosophical problem to be considered in this thesis is the relationship of Hooker to Locke: the purpose of the two works, the particular development of ideas in each, the concepts borrowed or shared, and the historical realities and philosophical outlooks which contribute to their distinctive worth.
Justice, Alice M., "Richard Hooker and John Locke : political theory in perspective" (1969). Honors Theses. 598.