Second Treatise of Government

Second Treatise of Government Description:

The i Second Treatise i is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far reaching in its influence br In his provocative page introduction to this edition the late eminent political theorist C B Macpherson examines Locke s arguments for limited conditional government private property and right of revolution and suggests reasons for the appeal of these arguments in Locke s time and since

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Two Treatises of Government

Two Treatises of Government Description:

This presentation discusses the life of John Locke the evolution of his ideas and the political conflicts in th Century England which led to the writing of Two Treatises of Government The famous Second Treatise which contains Locke s central ideas on rights government and revolution is examined in detail Special attention is given to Locke s theory of private property which has influenced law and government for over two centuries

Rating: 3.27 out of 5

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Description:

John Locke is widely regarded as the father of classical liberalism This essay was groundbreaking in its approach to foundation of human knowledge and understanding he describes the mind at birth as a blank slate filled later through experience the essay became the principle sources of empiricism in modern philosophy and influenced many enlightenment philosophers Many of the earliest books particularly those dating back to the s and before are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable high quality modern editions using the original text and artwork

Rating: 3.78 out of 5

A Letter Concerning Toleration: Humbly Submitted

A Letter Concerning Toleration: Humbly Submitted Description:

John Locke s subtle and influential defense of religious toleration as argued in his seminal i Letter Concerning Toleration i appears in this edition as introduced by one of our most distinguished political theorists and historians of political thought

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The Second Treatise of Government/A Letter Concerning Toleration

The Second Treatise of Government/A Letter Concerning Toleration Description:

The first of these two highly influential documents refutes the concept of monarchy s divine right The second argues for a broad acceptance of alternative religious convictions The basis of social and political philosophy for generations these books laid the foundation of the modern democratic state in England and abroad

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Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration Description:

Among the most influential writings in the history of Western political thought John Locke s i Two Treatises of Government i and i A Letter Concerning Toleration i remain i i vital to political debates today more than three centuries after they were written The complete texts appear in this volume accompanied by interpretive essays by three prominent Locke scholars br br Ian Shapiro s introduction places Locke s political writings in historical and biographical context John Dunn explores both the intellectual context in which Locke wrote the i Two Treatises of Government i and i A Letter Concerning Toleration i and i i the major interpretive controversies surrounding their meaning Ruth Grant offers a comprehensive discussion of Locke s views on women and the family and Shapiro contributes an essay on the democratic elements of Locke s political theory Taken together the texts and essays in this volume offer invaluable insights into the history of ideas and the enduring influence of Locke s political thought br

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When David Died: A True Story

When David Died: A True Story Description:

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Locke: Political Writings

Locke: Political Writings Description:

John Locke s i Second Treatise of Government i c is perhaps the key founding liberal text i A Letter Concerning Toleration i written in a year when a Catholic monarch came to the throne of England and Louis XIV unleashed a reign of terror against Protestants in France is a classic defense of religious freedom Yet many of Locke s other writings not least the Constitutions of Carolina which he helped draft are almost defiantly anti liberal in outlook br br This comprehensive collection brings together the main published works excluding polemical attacks on other people s views with the most important surviving evidence from among Locke s papers relating to his political philosophy David Wootton s wide ranging and scholarly introduction sets the writings in the context of their time examines Locke s developing ideas and unorthodox Christianity and analyzes his main arguments The result is the first fully rounded picture of Locke s political thought in his own words

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Our Little Secret

Our Little Secret Description:

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Some Thoughts Concerning Education

Some Thoughts Concerning Education Description:

TO EDWARD CLARKE of Chipley Esq SIR THESE thoughts concerning education which now come abroad into the world do of right belong to you being written several years since for your sake and are no other than what you have already by you in my letters I have so little vary d any thing but only the order of what was sent you at different times and on several occasions that the reader will easily find in the familiarity and fashion of the stile that they were rather the private conversation of two friends than a discourse design d for publick view

Rating: 3.50 out of 5