Locke and Democracy: Locke’s Political Theory and True Democracy Locke’s political theory has often been described as being, if not quite democratic, then at least substantially comparable to what we would consider a democracy. The ensuing paper will look at Locke’s differences from a full democracy and what would have to change in order to arrive at a full democracy. To get to the heart of the matter, the one thing about Locke that leaps out at this writer is that Locke appears to be contemptuous of the ordinary toiling classes; he also appears to be a gentleman who has no problem with presiding oligarchies or with monarchies as long as they have been duly constituted by the will of the people. In that sense, Locke’s conceptualization of...The end:
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