Lecture Seven (Political Science)

Lecture Seven (Political Science) - LECTURE 7 (JOHN LOCKE)...

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LECTURE 7 (JOHN LOCKE) Property, Labor and Equality -(Locke): God has given the world a divine order (this gives us the opportunity to prosper in a chaotic world) *Production results in greater prosperity for all Paragraph 40 in Second Treatise of Government -Production is synonymous with a prosperous, modern and civilized society *Paragraph 28 in Second Treatise of Government Locke explains how property comes into being (this is whenever labor is introduced to an object / thing / property / etc) -Once money becomes a factor, one can buy labor, and therefore a servant’s labor becomes his master’s labor *(Locke): Through logic of property, labor and money, we consent to inequality in society Paragraph 50 in Second Treatise of Government -Economic inequality is rational -Inequality of land (by itself) is irrational -Inequality of land and money is a political issue *If society doesn’t protect your property, then why not just go back to the “state of nature?” (You would get the same results if no law existed) Tacit Consent
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course POSI 1310 taught by Professor Arnold during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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Lecture Seven (Political Science) - LECTURE 7 (JOHN LOCKE)...

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