Concept of Liberty

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Philosophy

 

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Robert C

 

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December 13, 2016

 

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According to Locke, people have the liberty to remain alive, and is allowed to execute just punishments when their liberties or freedom are infringed by another. Thus, if one man "attempts to get another man into his absolute power?[then he] put himself in a state of war" (Locke 14). Locke thinks that the two most fundamental liberties of self-preservation and property must be protected...
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Locke thinks that the two most fundamental liberties of self-preservation and property must be protected. When these liberties are threatened, then the wronged man may pursue justice in which ever way he sees fit, since there is no third party to establish just punishments for the offenses. For that reason, Locke says that "civil government is [the] proper remedy for the inconveniences of the state of nature" (Locke 12)...
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