God, Locke, and Equality: Christian Foundations in Locke's Political Thought

God, Locke, and Equality: Christian Foundations in Locke's Political Thought

by Jeremy Waldron
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521810019

ISBN-13: 9780521810012

Pub. Date: 12/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"In this concise and engaging book, Jeremy Waldron explores these questions in the company of the seventeenth-century English philosopher John Locke. Waldron believes that Locke provides us with 'as well-worked-out a theory of basic equality as we have in the canon of political philosophy.' But for us it is a challenging theory because its foundations are unabashedly…  See more details below

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"In this concise and engaging book, Jeremy Waldron explores these questions in the company of the seventeenth-century English philosopher John Locke. Waldron believes that Locke provides us with 'as well-worked-out a theory of basic equality as we have in the canon of political philosophy.' But for us it is a challenging theory because its foundations are unabashedly religious. God has created us equal, says Locke, and a proper grasp of the implications of this equality is inseparable from an understanding of ordinary men and women as creatures of God, created in his image and 'made to last during his, not one anothers Pleasure'." But this is not just a book about Locke. God, Locke, and Equality discusses contemporary approaches to equality as well as rival interpretations of Locke, and this dual agenda gives the whole book an unusual degree of accessibility and intellectual excitement. Indispensable for Locke scholars and for those who study the foundations of equality and the relation between politics and religion, it will be of interest also to philosophers, political theorists, lawyers, and theologians around the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521810012
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Citations and abbreviations
1Introduction1
2Adam and Eve21
3Species and the Shape of Equality44
4"The Democratic Intellect"83
5Kings, Fathers, Voters, Subjects, and Crooks108
6"Disproportionate and Unequal Possession"151
7"By Our Saviour's Interpretation"188
8Tolerating Atheists?217
Bibliography244
Index255

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