Reason can make itself judge over tradition law and custom Lockes belief that

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live as they are intended by God to live. *Reason can make itself judge over tradition, law, and custom * Locke’s belief that the world had been created by a God who would have made everything including human nature very different gave a metaphysical justification for his empiricism and for his respect for science 22. The root of Locke’s approach was an assumption that although we have to look at the world to discover nature, and although it all could have been very difficult, he could rely on it having an inner order and structure, and a regularity which could warrant generalizations from the seen to the unseen. *he saw human reason as the ally of Christianity and not its enemy Locke - The Mind starts as a blank slate - Humans are rational people that are just living life - What defined human beings is that we applied our reason industriously, so it created wealth - All human beings seek their own happiness, so they seek to live ethically and morally. It is unthinkable that someone will behave in an immoral way - The state is formed through a social contract, an idea he got from hobbs - If the government fails them, then they have every right to overthrow the government - Society is there to protect their rights not cage them - we are conscious bodies
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