Ethics Of The Glorious Revolution

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Several people know or have heard of the French Revolution, but not many people know or have heard about the Glorious Revolution. The Glorious Revolution cherished the notion of “rights” and granted sovereignty to Parliament. To justify the Glorious Revolution, the philosopher John Locke founded the liberal theory of politics, however, there were those who questioned the Revolution such as Edmund Burke who also created his conservative theory of politics.
Locke set the foundation for Classical Liberalism in the book Second Treatise on Government. In the book, Locke laid out six important rules. The first rule was about the natural rights and how there was a shift in the core concept of ethics. During Ancient and Medieval times, ethics revolved around virtue. The belief was that one should be knowledgeable, righteous, brave, charitable, believe in God, loving, and enthusiastic. Modern Ethics focused on individual rights. The belief was that one has the right to life, liberty, health, and property. The second rule was the law of nature and the law of nature is a universal norm of behavior that anyone who thinks properly will discover and is obliged to comply with. The third rule is Social Contract and it serves as a way to implement the law of nature considering that the probabilities are that not everyone will follow the law of nature and it can 't be implemented by individuals because that will lead to conflict which implies that the only logical way to enforce the law was
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