Two Treatises of Government - Chapters 6-10, pp. 37-73 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 6-10, pp. 37-73 Summary and Analysis

It is basically the subjugation of children to the rule of the father that is used to justify the royal authority over subjects. The children are basically slaves to the father who sires them. "But grant that the parents made their children, gave them life and being, and that hence there followed an absolute power. This would give the father but a joint dominion with the mother over them. For nobody can deny but that the woman hath an equal share, if not the greater, as nourishing the child a long time in her own body out of her own substance. There it is fashioned, and from her receives the materials and principles of its constitution; and it is so hard to imagine the rational soul should presently inhabit the yet unformed embryo, as soon...

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