Lecture 6 - Lecture 6 Revolutionary values: property,...

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Lecture 6 – Revolutionary values: 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: nature and society is in a state of anarchy, submit some sort of agreement in order to overcome state of anarchy -extend power to the state in order to secure their liberties -defined by people who have a say in society (have land property) -only legitimate only to serve those roles Limited government: Glorious Revolution in England, emerging middle class, reserve sovereignty in the people, free trade, liberty Philosophical assumptions:
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