Jean Jacques Rousseau and Thomas Hobbes have two very different
views on the state of human nature. After reading about Hobbes it is known that
he views man’s natural state as miserable, appalling, and just plain nasty. Rousseau
has a more positive outlook on man’s natural state viewing it as being very satisfying.
Hobbes is more pessimistic whereas Rousseau is more optimistic, seeing the
state of human nature in the way he should, hopeful and confident.