QUESTIONS (only answer one): 1. Professor ABC claims that Thomas Hobbes’ use

QUESTIONS (only answer one): 1. Professor ABC claims that Thomas Hobbes’ use of the biblical figure of the Leviathan in the Leviathan is purposive and meant to point readers in a specific direction. What purpose(s) might this image serve for Hobbes? Discuss.
2. To address the rapidly growing number of infections caused by the COVID-19 virus, the city of “No Nonsense” passed a law that provided police officers the right to stop, question and detain up to 48 hours any motorist or pedestrian who is, without a valid reason, found in public between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. In providing a rationale for this approach, the city claimed that the safety and wellbeing of the city and its citizens necessitate such action. Would John Locke believe that this an abuse of state power? Discuss.
*** Please note that for whichever question you respond to, you must incorporate the relevant reading(s) where appropriate
Below, I provide three examples of the types of questions that you may be tasked with answering. 1. What is the importance of law to the arguments developed by Thomas Hobbes in The Leviathan or John Locke in The Second Treatise of Government? Discuss (choose only one author and his work in your response). 2. Which word(s) (or, phrase) would you use to describe what chiefly concerned John Stuart Mill in On Liberty? Discuss. 3. You are a scholar who specializes in the history of criminology, especially the work of Thomas Hobbes. You have been asked to speak to a segment of the lay public about Hobbes and his work (you may assume an intelligent but uninformed public). How would you describe Hobbes’ theory of social order? Discuss. 6 In terms of your evaluation which will consist solely of written work, and in particular, composing your responses, I will have more to say either during the introductory week or more likely sometime before the test. With that in mind, please do pay attention to what is noted below Each question you respond to (one of two for the test; two of three for the exam) is a long (formal) essay. This is the only format you should use to answer the question. Each question ends with one word, that is, ‘Discuss.’ In using the word discuss, I have something very precise in mind. Discuss, as the word suggests, is a discussion, but one that is much more than the mere repetition or regurgitation of material. In other words, while details and facts are necessary, I am not simply looking for the mere provision of such information. Instead, I want to see what you can do with this information to answer the question. Thus, by discuss I mean an analytical discussion, that is, a discussion that examines the issue(s) at hand, by taking a clearly laid out position and seeks to persuasively make a case for that position using the relevant material appropriately (the so-called evidence) and does so in a clear and concise manner – an exercise in critical thinking. Essentially, and put in another way, I will give you a ‘problem’ in the way of a question; you are tasked with providing me with a ‘solution’ to that problem by meaningfully using the material you have to make a reasoned case for the position you wish to take. Each question you respond to, be it in the test or exam, must adhere to the following. Each response must be in a Word document, no longer than 750 typed-written words, in 12 point font, doubled-spaced with numbered pages (please note, no other format other than a Word document will be accepted: no PDF files or links that need to be opened or anything that needs to be signed into via e-mail or in any other manner. Thus, simply provide a Word document). Provide a cover page which has your name and student number, and which clearly states which question you are answering (the cover page and the reference page – see below – do not count towards your word count). You must properly cite all the material you use, including any material beyond what is assigned that you choose to use (and provide relevant page numbers). You will not need to consult additional material (in fact, it is strongly recommended that you do not; and please note that outside material is not a substitute for the material delivered in the course and cannot be used in lieu of it). I will upload the test/exam at the scheduled time and you will have the allotted time to complete your test/exam plus an additional 5 minutes (a grace period, essentially) to submit it. I will finalize upload and submission details at a later point. When you submit your response please do so to your TA via e-mail to the e-mail address that is provided to you in the syllabus above. Once again, your e-mail is to contain a Word file which has your response (please do not include links or other forms, including PDF files; these will not be opened and your submission will be deemed void). So, to put simply, please only submit your response in a Word document that is attached to your e-mail.