- Questions that should be able to answer
o Political authority
o Adam’s power is unlimited and absolute
o Who rightfully possesses authority?!
Descendants of Adam
o Locke wants to make a few claims against theory of authority
o Parents have the right to punish their children with death?
Locke objects quite strongly.
o The most wicked conflicts come from claims of authority
o Legitimate authority should contain who bears the right of authority
o Locke wants us to believe that were are subjected to our parents’ authority
o Parents have obligation to raise them, feed them, etc.
As a result, they have authority to assert power, as long as they fulfill
o Since children do not possess reason, or a will of the