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Single Idea 19870

[catalogued under 25. Society / C. Social Justice / 2. Social Freedom / a. Slavery]

Full Idea

He who makes an attempt to enslave me thereby puts himself into a state of war with me.

Gist of Idea

If you try to enslave me, you have declared war on me.


John Locke (Second Treatise of Government [1690], 017)

A Reaction

So presumably actual slaves are in a state of permanent war with their owners. What of a woman who is enslaved by her husband?

Book Reference

Locke,John: 'Two Treatises of Government' [Everyman 1988], p.125