FL_10-6 - Revolutionary values - outline

FL_10-6 - Revolutionary values - outline - Lecture 6...

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property, liberty and being American - outline Blackboard Macpherson: Rousseau, Bentham, Marx, etc Posted documents: control, use, usufruct rights / rebuilding N.O < eminent domain and the right of return; models of incorporation Today: 1) Locke: st rights 2) Look at importance of property rights in shaping founding values of the American Republic 3) The contradictory nature of American democracy: How can we reconcile the core values of the early republic in the DOI and experience of marginality 4) Models of incorporation John Locke: Second Treatise on Government (1689) Contract theory Limited government Philosophical assumptions: Natural right to one’s own person Protestantism Labor theory of value Arguments: 1. First rights to private property : The natural right to one’s own body justifies a first right to private property by mixing one’s sweat with the soil. 2. Accumulation and inequality
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