John Locke - Second Treatise of Government

Episode 4 · December 29th, 2018 · 51 mins 19 secs

About this Episode

Locke posits an original human state of nature characterized by nominal freedom and equality. People leave the state of nature to form political society to protect their property and ensure their safety. In Locke's view, government has a role limited to the preservation of liberty, the security of property, and the redress of injuries.