Unformatted text preview: acquisition? (See Paragraphs 48-51) 3. Why is the state of nature “not a state of licence” (Paragraph 6)? What limits people’s freedom in the state of nature? 4. What are our natural rights, according to Locke? Where do they come from? Why are they inalienable? 5. Can Locke’s theory of natural rights (and, by extension, his whole theory of government) be separated from his theological claims? Consider, in particular, Paragraphs 6, 8, 11-13, 25-28, & 32. 6. What are the limits of natural law? (See Paragraphs 123-127) 7. What is the proper “end of government,” according to Locke? (See Paragraph 138) Is this view too individualistic? Should a normative theory of government take into account the common good as well as individual rights (in your view)?...
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- Fall '10
- Political Philosophy, United States Declaration of Independence, Civil and political rights, Two Treatises of Government