Society is the union of men and not the men themselves.
Thomas Hobbes was a philosepher,scientist and historian. Best known for his political philosophy. He is best known for his 1651 book Leviathan, in which he explains an influential formulationof social contract theory.
John Locke expressed his views that Government is obligated to serve the people, by protecting life,liberty and property. He favored representives government and a rule of Law.
Montesquieu established ideas of seperation of powers. He inspired Decleration Of Rights Of Man and believed in seperating powrs of government into 3 levels, legislative,executive and judicial.
Rousseau believed human nature was basically good but society corrupted people. He wrote books and opreas.
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
Voltaire was perhaps the most famous philosopher known for his wit , essays , plays and novels. He sharply attacked political institutions.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Diderot went to college to study. He was incarcerated and came out a new man. He was best known for his works with the Encyclopedia. He wanted to make the knowledge of all arts and science available to the public.
Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.