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I`m writing an essay on him with reference to Locke, and I was wondering if anyone could help me focus on the main parts of his argument.
Please and Thank you :bigsmile:
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Or if anyone can link me to a good website? That would be amazing.
Justice as natural law
Main article: Natural law
For advocates of the theory that justice is part of natural law (e.g., John Locke), it involves the system of consequences which naturally derives from any action or choice. In this, it is similar to the laws of physics: in the same way as the Third of Newton's laws of Motion requires that for every action there must be an equal and opposite reaction, justice requires according individuals or groups what they actually deserve, merit, or are entitled to. Justice, on this account, is a universal and absolute concept: laws, principles, religions, etc., are merely attempts to codify that concept, sometimes with results that entirely contradict the true nature of justice.