“Hobbes, Locke, and the Problem of the Rule of Law”

Michael Zuckert, in Launching Liberalism: on Lockean Political Philosophy (University Press of Kansas, 2002)pp. 297-310

Zuckert traces a contemporary disagreement among “Hobbesian” and “Lockean” scholars of constitutional law back to a disagreement over the moral foundations of law, the relation of ends and means, and the possibility of appealing from positive to natural law in the political teachings of Hobbes and Locke.