1. Why does Locke say that if we consult reason or
revelation, the concept of paternal power lacks legitimacy?
2. Why does Locke's criticism of paternal authority
also undermine the legitimacy of monarchy?
3. According to Locke, in what ways are people equal
and in what ways are they unequal?
4. What does Locke claim was the relationship between
Adam and his children?
5. What is the purpose of law, according to Locke?
6. What does Locke believe to be the proper relationship
between parents and their adult children?
7. What does Locke mean when he says that human freedom
is grounded on human reason?
8. What are the limits to a father's authority over
9. What is the difference between political and paternal
10. Why does Locke believe that in earlier times it
was understandable that fathers would become kings?
11. Does Locke believe that kingship is legitimate
in his own time?
1. What are the similarities and differences between the family
2. What do we learn from Locke's discussion of paternal authority
about his understanding of the character of legitimate government?
3. What is the proper relationship between the individual and government
according to Locke?