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John Locke's An Essay Concerning The First Law Of Nature

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The right of self defense is called by Locke the first law of nature. Each person owns his or her own life and no other person has a right to take that life. Consequently, a person may resist aggressive attacks. John Locke, An Essay Concerning the true original, extent, and end of Civil Government, 1690, para. 11, 17, 18 172,
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