john locke - Erika D’Alfonsi Mark Clamen PHL 400 John Locke The Second Treatise of Government John Locke touches on many different concepts in the

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Erika D’Alfonsi Mark Clamen PHL 400 2017/10/25 John Locke: The Second Treatise of Government John Locke touches on many different concepts in the Second Treatise of Government. Three things that really caught my attention was his theory of natural law and how man is free and governed by reason. The reason is enough to keep the society tamed but if man uses aggression or force against another, it is right and just to punish him. This concept seems idealistic but when I imagine life before government and laws, I can see how using natural instincts would be enough to keep a society from deteriorating. There is a sort of theory that protecting and saving family members actually comes down to one's genetics trying to save the gene pool from extinction. This also went beyond just families when people formed tribes and started living in close quarters. So when reading what Locke thought about natural law made me think of this theory also because it is unnatural to want to harm others. However, we know that in
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