John Locke and Politics Essay by Mr

John Locke and Politics
A look at the contributions of English philosopher, John Locke, to political philosophy.
# 56949 | 1,239 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper examines how John Locke's theory of politics was greatly influenced by the period dealing with consolidation of power in England, a time when King William was beginning to challenge the domination of Europe by King Louis XIV of France. It discusses John Lock's theory of government and property rights, which were the cornerstone of his book, "Treaties of Government".

John Locke's Philosophy on Government and Property
My Reflections on Locke's Theory of Government and Property Rights
Locke's Property Rights Vs. Pursuit of Happiness

From the Paper:

"There were also conflicts between Protestants, Anglicans and Catholics. These difficulties eventually led to a civil war in England {1640s}. King Charles I was defeated in the war and there were intellectual debates about what type of government and institutions should be in place. The debates also focused on such other issues as the abolishment of the monarchy, the Anglican Church and the House of Lords. The establishment of Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate, which ended with Cromwell's death in 1650, followed this period."

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