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9780826492654

EPZ Locke's 'Second Treatise of Government' A Reader's Guide

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    9780826492654

  • ISBN10:

    0826492657

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-29
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

John Locke's Second Treatise of Government is one of the most influential texts in the history of political theory. It is a staple of undergraduate courses and continues to inspire and inform contemporary debates in political philosophy. In Locke's 'Sec

Table of Contents

Locke's Second Treatise in Contextp. 2
The life and times of John Lockep. 2
The political and philosophical context of the Second Treatisep. 6
Overview and Key Themesp. 13
The Second Treatise in Locke's philosophyp. 13
Key themesp. 19
Reading the Textp. 21
Getting started - the problem of absolutismp. 21
The State of Naturep. 26
Private propertyp. 60
Patriarchal power and the familyp. 81
The origins of political societyp. 95
The Lockean statep. 112
Conquest, tyranny and the dissolution of the statep. 122
Reception and Influencep. 138
Locke's influence in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuriesp. 138
History, religion and Locke - contemporary interpretations Lockep. 143
Locke, property and contemporary liberalismp. 149
Bibliographyp. 158
Indexp. 161
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