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Locke's Moral Man$
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Antonia LoLordo

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199652778

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652778.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Locke's Moral Man
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Antonia LoLordo

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652778.003.0001

The introduction explains why Locke needs a new account of the metaphysics of moral agency and outlines the basic elements of his ethics. Three issues are central: the content of natural law and its relationship to the divine will, how knowledge of natural law is acquired, and what our reasons for obeying natural law consist in. Locke holds that only those beings who are capable of knowing the natural law and who have reason to obey it are bound by natural law. Thus the introduction outlines how knowledge of natural law is available through the use of reason, what motivates our obedience to natural law, and what grounds our obligations under natural law.

Keywords:   ethics, divine will, moral agency, motivation, natural law, obligation, reasons

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