John Locke Katie P. , Molly S.
John Locke Major ideas Biography Home Beliefs about Government Literature Thoughts about overthrowing the government Famous Quotes Video Ideas Today
Bio of John Locke • August 29, 1632 in Warington Somerset, England • Westminster school, Christ Church in Oxford • October 28, 1704-graduatedOates at Essex • Owned a home in Oxford (got taken away-1684) • Mentor was Robert Boyle
Literature and famous work • Two Treatises of Government • Concerning Human Understanding- - One important books, written 1690
Major ideas • “ The nature of the understanding”- John Locke-Concerning Human Understanding • People should be treated equally and fair
John’s Beliefs about the Government • John Locke believed many different things about government: • He thought that the role of government should be limited to securing the rights of citizens. He thought government was only needed to prevent a loss of control. • The rights that Mr. Locke thought were important were life, liberty and property. He thought when you were born with these rights. The government was there just to protect your rights.
John locke thoughts about overthrowing the government • The divine right’s of king’s theory( the theory means that God chose one group to rule under his power. Talking bad about your ruler meant you were challenging God.) • Locke thought when the government was not being fair to a group of citizens then they should have the choice to over throw their own government.
In an article John Locke published in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy he said that it was possible to have no government at all, illegitimate government or legitimate government. • Locke said “the people turn their common property in to private property by putting labor in to it to make it better.”
John Locke Two Famous Quotes • “ To understand political power right, and derive it from its original, we must consider, what state all men are naturally in, and that is, a state of perfect freedom to order their actions, and dispose of their possessions and persons, as they think fit, within the bonds of the law nature, without asking leave, or depending upon the will of any other man”. • “ The rule and standard for all law making is the public good. If something isn’t useful to the commonwealth then it may not be required by law, however indifferent it is”.
Ideas Today • Governments exists only to secure the rights of the people • Every person has the capacity for eternal happiness or misery. • You are born with the right to life, liberty and property. These rights are not given to you by any government.
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