Section 4 Locke

Section 4 Locke - Ethical Reasoning 22 Justice Week 4...

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Ethical Reasoning 22: Justice Week 4 Summary -Locke: Property Rights Libertarians do not fully address the following questions: how do property rights arise, what about democratic consent, and do we own ourselves? Locke has answers to all those questions. How do property rights arise? – labor theory of value We own ourselves, we own our labor, we own the fruits of our labor What if two people both have a claim to the same property? o They’re going to appeal to heaven to judge, use war. This is why the government is necessary, to be the common judge, and execute laws to protect our inalienable rights But what is it about ourselves that creates value in the first place? o It’s just the state of nature Do we own ourselves? We own ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we can do whatever we want State of liberty vs. state of license o State of license: I do whatever I want whenever I want o State of liberty: operated by the law of nature, meaning you can do what you want as long as it doesn’t infringe on another’s inalienable rights
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