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John Locke's Natural Rights Philosophy

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Kendel Trim

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Transcript of John Locke's Natural Rights Philosophy

John Locke
Natural Rights Philosophy

Why do we have government?
State of Nature
In order to understand, Locke imagined what life would be like in a state of nature.

Life with no government
You crashed on the island
Survival of the Fittest
The strong will try to impose their will on the weak.
The big guy takes your mango's.
Create a Government
People want protection from each other to protect their
An agreement to be governed
Natural Rights
Natural Rights
Life
Liberty
Property
What are Natural rights?
The rights that every person should
have just by being alive.
What did Locke think those rights were?
Social Contract
Social Contract
What is it?
What is Government's Job?
What Happens if It is Broken?
A
Social Contract
is an agreement
between Government and the people.
Government is only legitimate if it is through a
Social Contract
Locke believed the only purpose of Government was to protect the Natural Rights of citizens
People have the
Right to Revolution
If the Government does not keep its duties
under the Social Contract people can dissolve the
government and create a new one
Human Nature:
Locke's main goal was to answer this question. In order to do this he used the state of nature exercise.
The solution?
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