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  • Ship Canal Across The Isthmus Of Panama
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    Intro In the 16th century, Europeans dreamed of building a ship canal across the Isthmus of Panama. Spanish kings considered building a canal to carry treasure from their South American colonies back to Spain, but no attempt was made. Such a project only became possible in the 19th century, with the machinery and knowledge produced during the Industrial Revolution, the transition from an agricultural to a mechanized economy. In the late 1870's a private French company won a concession from Colom...
  • Locke's Two Treatises Of Government
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    John Locke was the son of a country attorney and was born on August 29, 1632. He grew up in and during the civil war, and later in 1652, entered the Christ Church, Oxford, where he remained as a student and teacher for many years. Locke taught and lectured in subjects such as Greek, rhetoric, and Moral philosophy. Locke disagreed with many of the topics that were taught at the university. Locke, after reading books by Descartes, acquired a strong interest in contemporary philosophical and scient...
  • Lockes State Of Nature
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    There were many philosophers throughout the Enlightenment period. Some of these great thinkers shared similar views on related ideas, others differed completely. I personally agreed most with John Lockes philosophies. Locke was born in 1632 and died in 1704. His works concerned human nature, how the structure of a society should be set up, and other issues to that effect. Lockes philosophies and books are all applicable to our society today and some of our countrys political foundations are base...
  • Locke And St Augustine
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    In John Locke's Second Treatise of Government, he identifies a government that is of the peoples consent with his essential raison d ^etre being the preservation and protection of personal property. This type of government is extremely comparable with the type of government that St. Augustine describes in his work City of God, while at the same time contrasts the views of Aquinas in the ways a state should operate. The end goal of how each of these philosophers's tates purposes presents the grea...
  • Current State Of War With Iraq
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    Our Current State Of War A "State of War" is a period when two nations, parties, or even individuals are in open and armed conflict with each other. But how does this come about, and how would John Locke and President George W. Bush feel about how it is that a state of war originates? What actions must take place for war to exist? Is there a period of time that must be spent deliberating the possibility of entering into a state of war to determine its necessity? Is there even a choice in the mat...
  • Moral Limitation On Tolerance
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    An important aspect of all social contract arguments is the placement of limits, both on the power of the government and on the level of state tolerance. John Locke wrote of the limitations of government power in the Second Treatise of Government, and of the limits of toleration in his Letter Concerning Toleration. Locke claims that there is a moral limitation on the on the state as well as a moral limitation on tolerance. Man's main purpose for forming commonwealths, according to Locke, is in o...
  • John Locke Our Government
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    The Influence of John Locke John Locke was someone more than just an ordinary man. He was the son of a country attorney and born on August 29, 1632. He grew up during the civil war and later entered the Church of Christ, Oxford, where he remained as a student and teacher for many years. (Rivitch 23) With a wide variety of political and religious views, he expressed most of his personnel views on education and social and political philosophies. Once he noted the five lasting pleasures throughout ...
  • Of Locke's Political Ideas
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    Locke, John (1632-1704) English philosopher, who founded the school of empiricism. Locke was born in the village of Wring ton, Somerset, on August 29, 1632. He was educated at the University of Oxford and lectured on Greek, rhetoric, and moral philosophy at Oxford from 1661 to 1664. In 1667 Locke began his association with the English statesman Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury, to whom Locke was friend, adviser, and physician. Shaftesbury secured for Locke a series of minor governm...
  • Fair And Equal To Every Person
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    Review this essay John Locke - Second treatise, of civil government 1. First of all, John Locke reminds the reader from where the right of political power comes from. He expands the idea by saying, "we must consider what estate all men are naturally in, and that is, a state of perfect freedom to order their actions, and dispose of their possessions and persons as they think fit". Locke believes in equality among all people. Since every creature on earth was created by God, no one has advantages ...
  • Person From Their Property Without Consent
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    Lockes Argument for the Origin and Practice of Legitimate Authority Through out time there has been a constant struggle between the ideas of social control and the rights of the individual. Even at the present time there are conflicting opinions on how much power the government should have and how much power the individual should have over themselves. John Locke, like many before him, had an idea of how government and society should run. He attempts to devise an argument that will define the lim...
  • Locke's Two Treatises Of Civil Government
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    Philosophers do not write outside of history and the times in which they live influence their ideas and those ideas may impact upon future events. The great developments in the political thinking of the seventeenth century took place in England. John Locke and Thomas Hobbes were two English thinkers who contributed their ideas to the Enlightenment. Thomas Hobbes published his Leviathan in 1651. John Locke's Two Treatises of Civil Government was published in 1690. The two books argue in favor of ...
  • Locke States
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    John Locke stands as a pivotal empiricist / philosopher, who's temporal writings have contributed greatly to the understanding of governmental development in the late 1600's. Locke's The Second Treatise on Civil Government delves greatly into what Locke sees as a utopian governmental structure that would supposedly benefit the people as well as the state. This government is based on the idea of the sovereignty of the people, and is rooted in the institutional ideologies of liberal democratic sta...
  • Locke's Second Treatise Of Government
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    John Locke was probably one of the most influential thinkers and philosophers of the late 1600's. John Locke's views about government and politics are expressed in his Second Treatise of Government written in 1690. Locke advocates God-given rights for all human beings and that government is established to protect these individual rights. He argues that government exists by the consent of the governed. Locke also talks about the individual rights to property given by God for the use of the people...

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