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political thinkers locke state nature
brief info on Locke's state of nature and preferred government
Locke's State of Nature
people are naturally cooperative and benefit from helping each other.
people follow the Law of Nature
Acknowledges that the S.O.N is not perfect.
Law of Nature
Locke's state of nature is grounded on the idea of REASON and are RATIONAL
"no one harms each other for self gain"
Only 2 justified reasons to cause harm
One of Locke's justified reasons to cause harm whenever one breaks the Law of Nature.
One of Locke's justified reasons to cause harm when one is getting something back for their injury/damages
Locke's preferred government
Locke's Social Contract under Commonwealth
the law applies to everyone even the enforcer
laws are made impartial
laws are ALWAYS enforced
Checks on Legislation
laws applies to everyone even enforcers
power limted to public good
cannot revoke property w/out consent
"tyranny of majority"
What the majority may think might be for the greater good but it really isn't