Proceedings of Research Papers Presented At The National Research Seminar In English On “Widening Canvas Of Literature” Held On 03rd And 04th December, 2015
Prof. (Dr.) Mamta Chandrashekhar
Department of Political Science
MJ.B. Government Girls P.G. College, Indore
There is a potential connection between western political thoughts and literature which are more sophisticated that the old practice on trawling literature for political illustration. The influence of western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy developed or opposed their ideas, particularly in the areas of justice, ethics, natural law, rights, metaphysics, and political theory etc. Various western thinkers advanced ideas of religious toleration and freedom of expression held that peace was more than just the absence of war or conflict, and identified positive aspects in different forms of government. Unlike Hobbes, however, the sovereignty of the people is not permanently transferred to an absolute “Sovereign,” but is temporarily delegated to a government and its limited power. Locke’s “Second Treatise” also made important contributions in the literature to the concepts of equality, rule of law, separation of powers, the right to revolution, democracy and justice.
Key Words: political thoughts, literature, natural law, Sovereign, democracy and justice.