John Locke's Argue Of Morality

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As an individual sits in the salon with their cup of coffee, will each sip raise qualitative questions about their innate principles? By becoming indulgent towards well known statements, individuals extol them too highly causing these statements to become extraneous. If individuals divert their attention from the true meaning of these tenets, these morals should not be labeled as “innate.” Because these principles are known to be universal, individuals blindly accept them; however, what if everything they believed was untrue? Should an individual live by a set of fabrications? Since they do not question their principles, individuals live by lies day and night. In John Locke’s essay, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, the need to question one’s principles becomes necessary, for…show more content…
Because of the proliferate influence of the Catholic Church, without a doubt, individuals will comply. God is considered almighty, who allows truth to be given to individuals. Individuals become proponent to these ideals. Citizens accept these principles, where “God is pleased with the doing of what he commands” (Locke bk.1, ch.3, par. 18). By commanding anything He pleases, citizens become stymie from the actual truth. Since individuals do not formulate their own opinions, where “men should, without shame or fear, confidently and serenely, break a rule which they could not but evidently know that God had set up, and would certainly punish the breach of” (Locke 1. 3. 13). Locke elucidates the use of “He” towards God, which becomes the epitome of mankind’s dominance. By creating the dominance men have, Locke showcases that fear will also be created to prevent any type of animosity. Because the truth is never revealed, especially when the almighty has an advantage of being superior, mankind must question their
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