Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Nature, philosophy: nature is usually defined as the part of reality that was not made or designed by humans. No properties can be attributed to nature. E.g. since contradiction is ultimately a language problem, one can say that nature cannot be contradictory. Not all forms of necessity can be attributed to nature, e.g. non-logical necessity and unnecessary existence. See also de re, de dicto, necessity de re, existence.
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Natural State / Locke: condition in which people originally lived or could hypothetically be localized in - total freedom and equality - it follows that the formation of power (dominance) can only be adopted basic by the consent connected with commitment of all, i.e. a treaty - Social Contract / modern times / Euchner: overcoming the natural state by mutual agreement.

Loc II
J. Locke
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24