Analysis Of John Locke's View Of Liberty

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John Locke believed that,
“Every man has a property in his own person. This no one has a right to but himself.”
Since man owned himself Locke believed he should also own the fruits of his labour too. When it comes to John Locke addresses very eloquently a vast array of issues in the realm of epistemology. Locke proposed that an essential condition for liberty to be enjoyed is ‘property’.
To justify his perception of liberty he starts by explaining the power of mind, and how we already possess it and the ability to use it to decide if an action has to be continued or not, whichever the mind prefers. The mind also considers a certain action and then whether to follow through with it or not, this power which the mind has is called Will. Furthermore for understand determining of this will we should first understand that only present satisfaction counts and some uneasiness causes us to change the action or continue the action. This power of the mind having control of man’s actions from the extent of consideration to actual action or inaction creates a space for liberty and necessity to rise.
At the crux of his explanation of liberty is: There is always a motivating factor behind our action or inaction, and Locke states reason for this is preferences. Volitions are determined by pleasure and those things that are pleasing are considered good automatically. Locke concludes by saying that it is a greater good that determines the will.
Mill gave individual liberty more
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