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Lecture Notes_1_13 - DOC2 John Skretney I Nature of...

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Unformatted text preview: DOC2: John Skretney; January 13, 2010 I. Nature of property II. Why enter into social contract? III. Implications for the U.S. IV. Genesis and justice V. Declaration and justice VI. James Boyd White and the Declaration and Constitution a. 11 points • Rule of Reason: Locke’s idea of natural law o Not harming one another and if you do, there should be proportional reparation/punishment • Nature of Property: notion that everything in the world was left to us by God for everyone’s use and enjoy in common o God also gave humans reason and there is an expectation that we are going to use our abilities to reason to the most advantaged and help ourselves o Through labor and hard work, you make a distinction between yourself and all the things that God made in common for everybody Origin of property: the work you do onto nature Sense of property because you put work and labor into it Enjoying your fruit of the nature o Don’t require universal consent if we use the common o...
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