John Locke

Too Great a Temptation

Liberty Letters, John Locke, 1689 Perhaps the most fundamental violation of the Constitution today, and the most dangerous, is the combining of the Executive, Judicial,...

John Locke: The Seed-Plot of All Other Virtues

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Locke To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the...

State of War and the Right to Self-Defense

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Locke, 1690 It is the unjust use of force then, that puts a man into the state of war...

Locke on the Purpose and Limits of Political Power

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Locke, 1690 Political power is that power, which every man having in the state of nature, has given up...

Reason, Revelation, and John Locke vs. Legalized Suicide

Daily Dabble in the Classics (Extra), John Locke And this judgment they cannot part with, it being out of a man's power so to submit...

Locke: An Eternal Rule to All Men

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Locke he law of nature stands as an eternal rule to all men, legislators as well as others. The...

Locke: Majority Rule, Compact, and Lawful Government

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Locke And thus every man, by consenting with others to make one body politic under one government, puts himself...

Locke: Reason and Revelation Disfavor the Rule of One

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Locke IT may perhaps be censured an impertinent criticism in a discourse of this nature to find fault with...

John Locke on the Ultimate Aim of Usurpers

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Locke I have reason to conclude that he who would get me into his power without my consent would...

State of Liberty, Not a State of License: John Locke

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Locke But though this be a state of liberty, yet it is not a state of licence; though man...

Where There is No Law, There is No Liberty: John Locke

Daily Dabble in the Classics (Extra), John Locke aw, in its true notion, is not so much the limitation as the direction of a free...

John Locke: Usurpation and Tyranny Defined

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Locke As usurpation is the exercise of power, which another hath a right to; so tyranny is the exercise...

Princes of the World Cannot Bring Men to Heaven

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Locke The care of the salvation of men's souls cannot belong to the magistrate; because, though the rigour of...

John Locke: Conversion Comes Not By Fire and Sword

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Locke If anyone maintain that men ought to be compelled by fire and sword to profess certain doctrines, and...

Advancing the Kingdom of God Or Another Kingdom: John Locke

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Locke Now, though the divisions that are amongst sects should be allowed to be never so obstructive of the...

John Locke: Mutual Toleration and True Religion

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Locke Since you are pleased to inquire what are my Thoughts about the mutual Toleration of Christians in their...