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Unformatted text preview: 1688 – Glorious Revolution Glorious Revolution of 1688 William and Mary of Orange Invited by Parliament Locke’s criticism of Divine Right theory Monarchical authority derives from Adam’s dominion, as granted by God Against Divine Right: Adam’s limited dominion Adam’s heirs’ limited dominion Inconclusive patrimony Inconclusive line of descent What is the purpose of Adam’s right of dominion? The function/purpose of political power is to promote the public good Derivation of political power Imagine there is no authority Whatever people would choose, that is legitimate political power The kind of legitimate authority that is exercised in any relationship is defined by the purpose or function of that relationship Examples of contrasting powers Father-children (natural authority) Master-servant (employer-employee)(conventional authority) Husband-Wife (conventional authority) Lord-Slave (natural authority)...
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- Fall '08
- Political Philosophy, Charles I of England, Charles II of England, James I of England, English Civil War, Modern Liberty Liberty