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Title: NATURAL RIGHTS


1
NATURAL RIGHTS
  • Philosophy of John Locke
  • (and Thomas Jefferson as expressed in the
    Declaration of Independence)

2
The Big Question
  • Why do we need Government?

3
State of Nature
  • What would it be like to have no government?
  • Consider the island

4
If there were no Government..
Everyone would have Rights
  • These are Rights people have by nature, they are
    God-given, not man-given
  • Therefore, they cannot be taken
  • away (unalienable)

Can you think of some specific right that might
be considered natural?
5
Locke identified the following natural rights
  • Life
  • Liberty

  • Property

How do these relate to our discussion of rights
in the Island scenario?
How are these rights similar and/or different
from those identified in the Declaration of
Independence?
6
These rights would be very insecure
  • The strong would prey on the weak
  • The weak might form gangs to prey
  • on others

Greed
Chaos
The Jungle
7
The Social Contract
SO
  • People agree to form a government to protect
    their natural rights
  • People agree to obey the laws passed under this
    agreement

Every LEGITIMATE form of Government is a type of
SOCIAL CONTRACT. It exists by the will of the
people.
8
The Main Point
  • Why do we need Government (according to Locke)?

TO PROTECT NATURAL RIGHTS !
But, What if a government is not
protecting rights, but taking them away?
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