An Approach to Political Philosophy: Locke in Contexts

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John Locke 1632-1704 is one of the most important and original political philosophers of all time. This study combines the author's most original and innovative statements in a systematic treatment of Locke's thought that is contextual and critical.
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" excellent introduction to John Locke's political philosophy....If the marks of excellence in a scholarly work are erudition, stylistic clarity, and a proclivity toward careful argumentation, then Tully's An Approach to Political Philosophy should be deemed an excellent work." Dialogue

"The merits of this book are considerable... Anybody with any interest in the intellectual history of the seventeenth century should read [it]..." Journal of Modern History

"...a challenging, thorough, erudite and insightful contribution, one of the additions which continue to enhance the series' excellence." Peter A. Schouls, Canadian Philosophical Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521430609
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Series: Ideas in Context Series, #25
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
A Philosophy of Limited Government
1 An introduction to Locke's political philosophy 9
Property Disputes
2 After the Macpherson thesis 71
3 The framework of natural rights in Locke's analysis of property 96
4 Differences in the interpretation of Locke on property 118
5 Rediscovering America: the Two treatises and aboriginal rights 137
Governing Subjects
6 Governing conduct: Locke on the reform of thought and behaviour 179
7 Rights in abilities 242
8 Progress and scepticism 262
Freedom and Revolution
9 Liberty and natural law 281
10 Political freedom 315
Index 324
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