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Unformatted text preview: • Substance must be an innate idea because it is not a qualitie. ♦ We cannot perceive substance ♦ It is the canvas beneath the canvas So where does the idea of substance come from Ethics: Natural Law theory There are natural laws in the world • But natural laws are not innate in us Political theory Human nature Much more optimistic view of human beings (contrary to Hobbes) State of nature In the state of nature, we are wild But it is not a state of war (as Hobbes says) People come together and form a state out of convenience Rights Social contract Social contract is between the citizens and the apparatus of the state The state is there to make life easier Tolerance Argues for toleration • But not for atheists or Jews • Pretty much just for protestants and Catholics Rebellion You have a duty to rebel if the government is bad...
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course PHL 202 taught by Professor Kelley during the Spring '10 term at Bradley.
- Spring '10