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URN etd-0207113-020916
Author Hung-ju Chiu
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Department Political Science
Year 2012
Semester 1
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title Revisiting the Disputes Among Locke's Theory of Political Obligation: From the Perspectives of Locke's Concept of Human Action
Date of Defense 2013-01-25
Page Count 96
Keyword
  • entrust politics
  • Reason
  • trust
  • relative autonomy
  • human action
  • political obligation
  • John Locke
  • Abstract This thesis aims to clarify the following questions of John Locke's theory of political obligation from the perspectives of his concept of human action. The following questions are: while obeying political obligation became a general human action in a liberal democracy politic, what is the reason that citizens should obey it? Self-preservation and the preservation of others is an important goal and reason for the construction of Locke's political society, how to understand this view of point through his concept of human action? Will it strengthen and conserving human's preservation? And how to understand the relationship between government and citizens when under a stable and trusted political society? Why is a trusted relationship between government and citizens helps sustaining a stable political order?
    By going through late 30-years of disputes among Locke's theory of political obligation, this thesis started from the perspectives of Locke's concept of human action. Analyses how Locke's concept of human action support his unique theory of political obligation. To conclude that as sustaining a stable political order becomes the core intention for a political obligation theory, Locke's concept of human action will show that citizens obey political obligations is for the purpose of self-preservation and the preservation of others. Ended up living in a society of political commitments and consensus based on the concept of trust.
    Advisory Committee
  • Man-to Leung - chair
  • Chia-hao Hsu - co-chair
  • Kuo-shiang Tseng - advisor
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  • etd-0207113-020916.pdf
  • Indicate in-campus at 5 year and off-campus access at 5 year.
    Date of Submission 2013-02-07

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