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Tim Thurn The Second Treatise November 6 2001 Darrell Moore The Second Treatise of Government Chapters five and six After reading John Lockes The Second Treatise of Government chapters five and six there are many important ideas and viewpoints that deal with property and paternal power Due to the fact that I am at a loss for knowledge in these subjects rather than critique each chapter I plan to summarize what I think to be the main ideology attitude and thoughts to each chapter By doing this I hope that I can achieve a better understanding of Lockes way of thinking about these significant topics Chapter five is of course labeled of Property because that is the main theme and topic of discussion for that section Locke begins his discussion with a quick suggestion of how the bible distinguishes the right to have property He claims that God has given the earth to Mankind in Common and that it should be used for the Support and Comfort of their being Locke sec 25-26 The next step Locke takes is to somewhat clarify what he feels property is Locke states that certainly you have ownership over your own body and the labor that you use with your body must therefore be yours as well Thus if you are using your body which is your property to create something then that something that you have created must be your property Throughout this thorough discussion of property Locke also goes to great lengths to clarify ideas about measuring property appropriation of property and things like money and how it is involved with property The sixth chapter that is titled of Paternal Power may have a deceiving title because it isnt exactly only paternal power but more about parental guidance of both the mother and father Locke starts to talk about freedom in a long procession that is somewhat confusing but at the same
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