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Subject:  Re: Week 2 Reading: Locke's The Second Treatise Date:  8/17/2012  1:28 PM
Author:  Radish Number:  23701 of 23810

tabs101,

I think an idea that keeps coming up to me as I read Locke is that a state of nature does not seem persuasive, as if it ever existed. I know Hobbes also wrote about a state of nature. Are these descriptions meant to be hypothetical?

I think they are meant to be hypothetical. At least, when I try to explain governmental concepts by starting with "people before any government", I'm being hypothetical.

Phil
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