9-28 Discussion - 28 September Discussion Starter...

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28 September Discussion Starter Questions: 1. State, as a full sentence expressing a complete thought, the theory that, a. Historical consent: a.i. Locke’s view: If , in the past, people consented to their government, a.i.1. then they were obliged to obey that government a.i.2. then we, their descendents, are obliged to obey their government. a.ii. Hume’s response: Some people in the past consented to their government. a.ii.1. Some people were obliged to obey their government a.iii. But Locke says: All people are obliged to obey their government. (By giving up the state of nature, they are giving up the executive powers to punish and protect their property.) There is a contradiction here!! Locke moves to actual express consent theory… b. b.i. Actual express consent: b.i.1. Locke: If people express consent to their government, then they are obliged to obey that government. b.i.2. Hume: Some people express their consent to their government. b.i.2.a.
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2012 for the course PHIL 359 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '09 term at University of Michigan.

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