Edmund Burke Second Treatise Of Government Summary

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Edmund Burke’s “Reflection on the Revolution in France”, and John Locke’s “Second Treatise of Government” oppose each other as both authors present conflicting ideologies. Burke was a conservative Whig who strongly opposed the French Revolution while Locke was an advocate for liberalism. In establishing which reading is more convincing, certain factors have to be taken into consideration such as the popular opinion at the time and the message of the authors. All in all, the arguments which Locke proposed were more convincing, as he was aligned with the popular opinion and set a precedent for modern society, while Burke relied on persuading the people through past experiences showing a lack of desire for change. Locke in reference to true freedom

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