Analysis of Locke’s Passage

Thesis:

Locke’s passage on property states that there are two types of property that is common and private property. The philosopher is claiming that “things in nature” are common property, so those belong to everyone, while products of labor belong only to a laborer himself / herself. Reasons:Everything that exits in nature (around us) has been provided by god. Therefore, “things in nature” belong to the category of common property. The necessity to create things and/or certain ideas is initiated by the very urge to improve conveniences of life. There are tangible (works of art) or intangible (ideas) entities which were created or initiated by people. Because a man is both a master and a “proprietor of his own person”, the things he created belong to him as the primer creator. Thus, this idea explains the existence of the notion of private property. Analysis:Locke’s passage is correct, because in reality we have both common property (like the earth, the sun, the stars) and private property (the things we have the right to own). However, sometimes in reality the borderline between these two types of property is merged by people themselves. The passage needs modern interpretation and example from today’s life …
Posted by: Constance Turrell

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