Locke's Conception of the State of Nature vs. the State of War
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This paper explores the philosophy of Locke which argues that all people exist in a State of Nature under the influence of Natural Law. This implies that the natural state of mankind is one of freedom. All people are free to direct their own affairs and property within the confines of Natural Law. It looks at why Locke thinks the State of Nature embodies the Law of Nature, and exists according to its principles. According to Locke, the State of Nature is one of harmonious peace, and this peacefulness is the result of Natural Law.
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