scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,655
In the Second Treatise of Government by John Locke written in 1690 he writes about the right to private property In chapter V which is titled Of Property he tells how the right to private property originated the role it plays in the state of nature the limitations that are set on the rights of private property the role the invention of money played in property rights and the role property rights play after the establishment of government Locke makes significant points about private property According to Locke the right to private property originated when God gave the world to men Locke was a huge fan of God in this chapter Locke makes the argument that when God created the world for man he gave man reason to make use of the world to the best advantage of life and convenience What he means by that is that God made this world for man and when he made it he gave man the right to use what is in this world to his benefit Locke explains that every man has property in his own person and that nobody has any right to that property but that person The author states that whatsoever then he removes out of the state of nature hath provided and left it in he hath mixed his labour with and joined to it something that is his own and thereby makes it his property What Locke means by that statement is that once a person removes something out of its original state of nature that something becomes that persons property SO Lockes ideas of property are based on God given rights Each person has been given a body with certain abilities and potentials to use by God The use of this body is called labor and its product is called property This should hopefully lead on nicely when looking at protection The purpose of the sovereign is to protect the individuals
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA