Philosophical Politics

Looking at the philosophical debate in “Second Treatise of Government” by John Locke.

This paper examines Locke’s writing which is a revolutionary work on the structure and purpose of political authority. One of the greatest debates of the 16th and 17th centuries was over the nature of political authority. This paper examines Second Treatise of Government as it relates to this debate and looks at Locke’s philosophical opinions in the same context.
“One of the core principles in democratic thought is the belief that all men are created free and equal. Locke noted, “there being nothing more evident, than that the creatures of the same species and rank, promiscuously born to all the same advantages of nature, and the use of the same faculties, should also be equal one amongst another without subordination or subjection” (Chapter 2, Sect.4).”