worth noting for evidence of a further swing away from political conservativism adhering to establishment structures to a radicalism that seeks their containment in favour of inalienable individual rights. If the magistrate commands what has already been divinely commanded, then the citizen is obliged to obey and such laws can not be unjust for they do not bind a mans conscience or his action. Catholic, sharp-sighted priests have violated both these powers making and interpreting laws in their efforts to establish in every way that control over the conduct and consciences of men which they so strongly claim. On the other hand, it may be a philosophers warning to his government and the fanatics of the various religions and sects who were seeking to impose their vision and will on others. Economic Writings, two Treatises, first Treatise, second Treatise. It is reminiscent of a scene from the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining, when Jack Nicholson's character is scolded in the restroom of the ballroom in the Overlook Hotel that he still has "work to do". Theory of Knowledge, having refuted the a priori, or nonexperiential, account of knowledge, Locke devotes the first two books of the Essay to developing a deceptively simple empirical theory of knowledge. After all, we are not questioning whether there ought to be government (Power) but who should be in power (106). To understand Lockes change from a political conservative accepting the magistrates right to rule as both prudential and moral to a radical supporter of the individual against the government, it is worth considering a few details of Ashleys life.
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Aaron, John Locke (1937;. Locke spent the next four years of his life paralyzed from the waist down and looking for his purpose in life. Second Treatise is its assertion that government should merely protect property, which exists both prior to and independent of the state. Jack suggested that John was "mistaking coincidence with fate." John replied that whatever it was called, he was ready to get out of his wheelchair. Mens actual morality may be highly relative, but differences do not undermine the existence of commonalties in the law, hence we should not obey (or follow) others blindly.