Locke-Marketsand Morals (Handout)[2]

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Core Course MR22:Justice Katharina Held Tuesday October 14, 2003 Locke/Markets and Morals I Locke - The state of nature vs the state of war -Property rights every man has a property in his own person and the labor of his hands are properly his what he removes and has left, he has mixed his labor with and thereby made it his own property appropriating goods through mixing ones labor with Question: -Why is it not the other way round? -What happens to ownership when the labor of multiple individuals get mixed? - according to Locke it is labour which puts the difference of value to every thing; is there some other criterion you can think of, which puts the difference in value to things? - Limitation of acquisition (Lockeian provisos) „The same law of nature, that does . . give us property, does also bound that property too“ 1. As much as any one can make use of to any advantage of life before it spoils, so much he may by his labour fix a property in: whatever is beyond this, is more than his share, and belongs to others“ (ch.V, §31, p.20) 2. There should still be „enough, and as good left“ for others (ch. V,§33, p.21) Questions: - Are this definitions satisfying? What means „enough and as good left „ for others? Seems to be an arbitrary criterion. ... Problems: - the desire of having more than needed
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MORAL REAS 22 taught by Professor Sandel during the Fall '05 term at Harvard.

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