Two Treatises of Government
by Locke, John (1960)
God gave the world to men in common; but since he gave it them for their benefit, and the greatest conveniencies of life they were capable to draw from it, it cannot be supposed he meant it should always remain common and uncultivated. He gave it to the use of the industrious and rational, (and labour was to be his title to it;) not to the fancy or covetousness of the quarrelsome and contentious. (p.291)
KeywordsLocke, History, History Of Ideas, History Of Political Thought, Seventeenth Century, Labour Theory Of Value, Property, Religion, God, Commons, Natural Goods, Cultivation, Cultivation Of Nature, Environment, State Of Nature
ThemesLocke Citations, Locke Citations
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