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Second Treatise of Government An Essay Concerning the True Original, Extent and End of Civil Government



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This essential volume features John Locke's hand-corrected text with an outstanding introduction to Locke's life and role in intellectual history, his principal works, and their purpose. Written by the editor, Richard Cox, the introduction also outlines the course of both treatises of government and analyzes the problems of interpretation. Also included are a list of the principal dates in the life of John Locke as well as a selected bibliography.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Selected Bibliographyp. xxiii
Note on the Textp. xxvii
The Second Treatise of Government: An Essay Concerning the True Original, Extent, and End of Civil Governmentp. 1
p. 3
Of the State of Naturep. 4
of the State of Warp. 11
Of Slaveryp. 15
Of Paternal Powerp. 16
Of Political or Civil Societyp. 30
Of the Beginning of Political Societiesp. 44
Of the Ends of Political Society and Governmentp. 54
Of the Forms of a Commonwealthp. 70
Of the Extent of the Legislative Powerp. 73
Of the Legislative, Executive, and Federative Power of the Commonwealthp. 75
Of the Subordination of the Powers of the Commonwealthp. 82
Of Prerogativep. 84
Of Paternal, Political, and Despotical Power Considered Togetherp. 91
Of Conquestp. 96
Of Usurpationp. 99
Of Tyrannyp. 112
Of the Dissolution of Governmentp. 119
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