John Locke pp 167-170 | Cite as

The Right of Revolution

  • J. D. Mabbott
Part of the Philosophers in Perspective book series


When Locke says that there can be no constitutional solution to a conflict between the prince and the people (or between the executive and the legislature) about which of them is acting for the common good, he regularly adds that in such cases there is an appeal to heaven. This he interprets as equivalent to a right of the people to decide the issue by force.


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© J. D. Mabbott 1973

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