The next installment concentrates on the writings and thoughts of John Locke. Yep, he's the guy that came up with the thoughts that suggested that prior to the formation of society, a man, through his actions had apriori rights of life, liberty and property and that these right were inalienable.
In the last session, the concepts of libertarianism were explored and that exploration led logically to Locke.
Here's the video.
Obviously, this material comes from the http://www.justiceharvard.org website.
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 04:33 PM
Sounds like "Left Wing" to me.
Give the man a banana: John Locke, whose philosophy was instrumental to forming the ideas behind the American Revolution - Jefferson largely borrowed the term , "right to life, liberty and property" - changing it for the Declaration of Independence to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness ... is one of the founders of modern 'liberalism.'
The discussion led by Michael Sandel contrasts the philosophy of Locke with that of the libertarians. The result is a deep discussion of what is the nature of and limits of 'consent' as defined by Locke.
Uniquely, Locke is criticized as his concept of private property and its extension to land that is converted from common property to that owned by an individual was developed, some think, to justify the taking of land from native Americans in the Carolinas - when he held a job as one of the officials of the company that was settling that colony in the early 1700's.
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