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Unformatted text preview: individuals decision to do right or wrong and that one can only hope they will choose the right. Secondly, both of these prominent figures consider the idea of law and authority and how they connect with ones liberty. Winthrop and Locke bring the point that authority must be set in place to insure that no harm or evil is committed and that those who rebel against authority must be punished in order to conserve society. Though Locke believes that we all have the freedom to make choices within the laws set forth, Winthrop thinks of authority and the covenant placed over humanity as the only way mankind can maintain its morality. John Salisbury also had similar views with his social contract and the people that have their freedom with the authority that is set over them....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Moye during the Spring '08 term at Hillsdale.
- Spring '08
- John Locke