FL_10-6 - Revolutionary values

FL_10-6 - Revolutionary values - John Locke (1632-1704)...

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John Locke (1632-1704) Locke : Second Treatise on Government (1689) Contract theory Limited government Philosophical assumptions : Natural right to one’s own person Protestantism Labor is the source of value Arguments concerning property : 1. First rights : The natural right to one’s own body justifies a first right to private property by mixing one’s sweat with the soil. 2. Inequality : The individual transforms rights to the fruits of his own labor into a right of unlimited accumulation by means of “a little piece of yellow metal.”
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The social contract and the Declaration of Independence   The Lockean social contract :   life, health, liberty, and possessions   Citizens, the state, and democracy liberty, laws and revolution  We hold these truths to be  self-evident, that all men are created equal , that  they are endowed by their Creator with certain  unalienable Rights , that  among these are 
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