John Locke pt. 1

On this episode of the podcast, we begin learning about John Locke. First, we ask ourselves whether or not we own our bodies and what other things we are entitled to simply by virtue of being born. Next, we consider whether its possible to develop a system of ethics by studying the world around us, just as we develop systems of science and mathematics. Finally, we discuss the three unalienable rights Locke believes humans have (they’ll sound a bit familiar!), and why he thinks its the government’s job to uphold those rights. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!


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See the full transcript of this episode here.


If you were interested in what John Locke had to say about the role of government and how coercive it has the right to be, consider checking out one of my favorite books on the state of modern American Politics: Republic Lost. If you are looking for a good book, I wrote a review of it.

Here is where you can learn about Republic Lost by Lawrence Lessig:

Republic Lost Review and Links.

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Additional Stuff For Anyone Interested:

Great overview of his Life and Works:

Entire website dedicated to the man. Great resource:

The great Bertrand Russell on Locke’s theory of knowledge:


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