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Locke, natural law and civil peace: Reply to Tate

Bou-Habib, Paul (2017) 'Locke, natural law and civil peace: Reply to Tate.' European Journal of Political Theory, 16 (1). 122 - 127. ISSN 1474-8851

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In this comment, I reply to two objections John Tate raises against my discussion of the trajectory of Locke's ideas on toleration (in an earlier article published in EJPT, ‘Locke’s Tracts and the Anarchy of the Religious Conscience’) Tate maintains that I misunderstand the role of natural law and civil peace in Locke's thought. I defend my interpretation of the role of natural law and show that Tate is mistaken in his claim that Locke's concern to preserve civil peace conflicted with his separate concern to protect individual rights.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Locke, natural law, civil peace, toleration, rights
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2016 19:14
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2018 12:15

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