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Unformatted text preview: advantage of that opportunity and adds labor to something, that person is entitled to keep that thing. For example, if I was given an apple tree, and I used my time and energy to nurture it, the apples that eventually grow from the result of my time and effort should belong to me. However, Ng 2 Locke also points out that a person can only get as many things in this way as he/she can reasonably use to their advantage. So applying the apple concept, if I had too many apples to eat all by myself, it would actually be to my advantage to share the apples that grew from that tree with other people. This supports the idea that Locke makes, that one can only take so much as he/she can use. If my apple tree produced twenty apples with the result of a week or two of watering and fertilizing, it would be too much to eat on my own so I would share my labor with other people to avoid being wasteful and end up spoiling the apples....
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course DOC 2 taught by Professor Wimberley during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.
- Winter '08