Lecture 5 � Property 2

Lecture 5 � Property 2 - Monday9/12 20:14 Lecture 6...

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Monday 9/12 20:14 Lecture 6 – Revolutionary values: property, liberty and being American - outline Blackboard Macpherson: Rousseau, Bentham, Marx, etc Today: Locke: st rights Look at importance of property rights in shaping founding values of the American Republic The contradictory nature of American democracy: How can we reconcile the core values of the early republic in the DOI and experience of marginality Models of incorporation John Locke: Second Treatise on Government (1689) Contract theory Limited government Philosophical assumptions:
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Natural right to one’s own person Protestantism -A catholic sense of the relationship - the individual is responsible to follow the guidelines ( often known as the 2 nd table of the 10 commandment - individual and god has a DIRECT relationship - no church - Individual= greater sense of responsibility, to follower God’s rule and the rules of relating to its neightors HOW NATURE FIT IN THE RELATIONSHIP Nature= god’s gift, not waste it Lock’s view all the world was America a lot of resources temptation apple of knowledge led to the down fall of men can’t have everything in in COMMON Must have private ownership to overcome wasting resources The idea to not relie on abundance of nature Labor is the source of value 2
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- can’t relie on nature and be lazy Labor theory of value Private Property you wont waste your own things don’t waste god’s gift
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course ESPM 50AC taught by Professor Spreyer during the Spring '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Lecture 5 � Property 2 - Monday9/12 20:14 Lecture 6...

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