Ethics and the Environment 24 (1):77 (2019)

There has been a growing trend in Locke scholarship to read the Second Treatise with more careful attention paid to Locke’s assumptions about the nonhuman environment and the obligations that restrict the political agent’s accumulation and possession of property. Several authors have been defending, of late, an environmental reading of John Locke’s Second Treatise,2 contra interpretations that view Locke’s political thought as an exponent of staunch individualism, industrialism, and forms of government with minimal environmental regulations. Locke’s provisos on property typically provide the ground on which these new environmental interpretations are most often built. These provisos are stipulations that oblige...
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