John Locke and the Origins of Private Property: Philosophical Explorations of Individualism, Community, and Equality

John Locke and the Origins of Private Property: Philosophical Explorations of Individualism, Community, and Equality

by Matthew H. Kramer
     
 

Matthew Kramer offers an extensive critique of the labor theory and investigates the consequences of its downfall. With incisive analyses of the merits and failings of many aspects of Locke's political thought, Kramer advances a powerful challenge to Locke's image as an individualist. Employing a rigorously philosophical methodology, but remaining aware of the… See more details below

Overview

Matthew Kramer offers an extensive critique of the labor theory and investigates the consequences of its downfall. With incisive analyses of the merits and failings of many aspects of Locke's political thought, Kramer advances a powerful challenge to Locke's image as an individualist. Employing a rigorously philosophical methodology, but remaining aware of the insights generated by historical approaches to Locke, Kramer concludes that Locke's political vision was in fact profoundly communitarian.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521548908
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2003
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations; Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. A philosophical approach to philosophy; 2. Preliminary matters; Part II. On Equality: 3. Equality unlocked; Part III. Labor and Property: 4. The labors of Locke: a critique; 5. Once more unto the breach; 6. The drawing of consequences; Citational appendix; Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >