‘This man is my property’: Slavery and political absolutism in Locke and the classical social contract tradition

European Journal of Political Theory 21 (2):147488512091130 (2020)
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It is morally impossible, Locke argued, for individuals to consensually establish absolute rule over themselves. That would be to transfer to rulers a power that is not ours, but God’s alone: owner...

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