sf2seshLAST - Social Foundations EXAM: Faith and science,...

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Social Foundations EXAM: Faith and science, science and reason LOCKE: Main point of the essay/summary: The law should allow people to practice their religion in public as long as it doesn’t threaten the public (property etc) Its not a diversity of opinions that leads to civil strife and war, its intolerance. If we correctly understand the nature and limits of government and the nature and limits in religion…they shouldn’t generally conflict. Minority view, all states at the time think its their duty to enforce religious beliefs. . (the letter is unusual in that sense) Page 3 (internet copy) Civil interest and religious interest Civil interest-life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Magistate, civil aurhotiry Government has no business in forcing religious beliefs. Penalties for disobediance, breaking the law must be civil and not religious. Fines and imprisonment We form governments by consent, in order to protect our civil interests. Locke + Hobbes. Absolute monarchy is unacceptable. Legitimate govt must be
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