they are still in the state of Nature. Vaughn, Karen, Locke on Property (bibliographical essay The Online Library of Liberty, Liberty fund. Two Treatises on Civil Government, Second Treatise, Chapter VII. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000. Their beliefs are a function of what they think is true, not what they will. Waldron pointed out that this argument blocks only one particular reason for persecution, not all reasons.
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What really matters, therefore, is not previous acts of consent but the quality of the present government, whether it corresponds to what natural law requires. (PDF Independent, a complex and positive answer. When we mix what we own with what we do not, why should we think we gain property instead of losing it? David Wootton argues that even if force occasionally works at changing a persons belief, it does not work often enough to make it rational for persons to consent to the government exercising that power. According to the former argument, at least some property rights can be justified by showing that a scheme allowing appropriation of property without consent has beneficial consequences for the preservation of mankind. On this account the state of nature is distinct from political society, where a legitimate government exists, and from a state of war where men fail to abide by the law of reason.
That society, there, an d there only, is political society where every one of the members hath quitted this natural power.
John Locke (1632-1704) presents an intriguing figure in the history of political p hilosophy whose brilliance of exposition and breadth of scholarly activity remains.
Locke lived during a very eventful time in English politics.
The Civil War, Interr egnum, Restoration, Exclusion Crisis, and.
John Locke, one of the most influential writers in history, profoundly affected.