John Locke's Theory of Natural Law

John Locke’s Theory of Natural Law

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An analysis of philosopher and politician John Locke’s Theory of Natural Law and how this contributed to the pre-Enlightenment era of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
Citation: APA; Page: 5 (words); 2002


The paper reviews the theory of natural law proposed by a great philosopher and politician, John Lock considering it an optimistic approach to creating perception regarding mankind. The paper also discusses that, according to the law of nature, men are born free, naturally have equal rights for their survival, for sustaining their freedom as well as are moral and reasonable.


According to Locke (1960), nature has maintained the equality while creating men and no one is given superiority over other in terms of power and authority. By profession, John Locke was a physician. Later in life, he also appeared as a political philosopher and proposed the theory of natural law during the period of early eighteen century. He discussed in details the aims and objectives of government pertaining to natural law in his paper entitled “Two Treatises of Government” (1690). Locke’s work benefited British government and others countries too. As a result, it became the basis for the foundation of Declaration of Independence and government system in United States of America.

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