University of Pittsburgh, Fall Term 1998
Ben Eggleston, Instructor
Philosophy 0300—CRN 35193: Introduction to Ethics
mailbox: CL 1001—office: CL 1428E
Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. to 8:10 p.m., in CL 142
office hours: Tuesdays, 5:15–6:15, and Thursdays, 4:40–5:40

Quiz no. 1, make-up no. 2

September 22, 1998

On the front of this sheet of paper, answer each of the following questions. Provide a distinct answer for each question, numbering your answers as you proceed. Before turning in your quiz, fold this sheet of paper in half, lengthwise (i.e., so that the crease goes from top to botton, down the middle), and write your name on the back. Only answers written on the front will influence your grade, and nothing written on the front should reveal your identity.

  1. According to Locke, what is the main command of the law of nature?
  2. In Locke’s view, are persons in the state of nature obligated to keep promises?
  3. According to Locke, how does a person acquire private property without getting the consent of other people?
  4. What event does Locke say made it possible for people to accumulate possessions in unlimited amounts without violating the law of nature?