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Locke's state of nature

Hindess, Barry


Scholarly discussion has treated the account of the state of nature which Locke presents in his Second Treatise as neither an hypothesis nor a description but rather as a fiction. John Dunn, for example, claims that it is a 'theoretical analysis of the fundamental relations of right and duty which obtain between human beings, relations which are logically prior to the particular historical situations in which all actual human beings always in fact find themselves'. Here Dunn presents a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: History of the Human Sciences
DOI: 10.1177/0952695107079331
Access Rights: Open Access


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