Two Treatises of Government - Chapters 1-5, pp. 115-139 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1-5, pp. 115-139 Summary and Analysis

Locke feels that his First Treatise has shown the following: "(1) That Adam had not either by natural right of fatherhood, or by positive donation from God, any such authority over his children, or dominion over the world as is pretended. (2) That if he had, his heirs, yet, had no right to it. (3) That if his heirs had, there being no law of nature nor positive law of God that determined, which is the right heir in all cases that may arise, the right of succession, and consequently of bearing rule, cold not have been certainly determined. (4) That if even that had been determined, yet the knowledge of which is the eldest line of Adam's posterity, being so long since utterly lost, that in the races of mankind and families of the world, there remains not...

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