Locke’s Logic on the State of War Emerging from the State of Nature


The State of War according to John Locke is a “state of enmity and destruction” that one deliberately enters by acting or speaking against another in a way that violates the State of Nature. From the perspective of the responder, the State of War is a state of defense where he rightfully responds to protect the State of Nature. By rightfully I mean respond with a natural right making a legitimized response to terminate the violation of the State of Nature.