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The Moral and Political Philosophy of John Locke

New York: Russell & Russell (1962)

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  1. Minority Oppression and Justified Revolution.Chris W. Surprenant - 2010 - Journal of Social Philosophy 41 (4):442-453.
    This paper operates from the assumption that revolution is a legitimate tool for members of oppressed minority groups to secure their rights. I argue that this type of robust right of revolution cannot be derived from Locke’s justification of revolution in the Second Treatise. For Locke, revolution is justified when the government uses its power in a manner contrary to the principles on which the state was established. Whether or not an action is contrary to these principles is determined by (...)
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