John Locke's Liberalism / Edition 2

John Locke's Liberalism / Edition 2

by Ruth W. Grant
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226306070

ISBN-13: 9780226306070

Pub. Date: 06/28/1987

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In this work, Ruth W. Grant presents a new approach to John Locke's familiar works. Taking the unusual step of relating Locke's Two Treatises to his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Grant establishes the unity and coherence of Locke's political arguments. She analyzes the Two Treatises as a systematic demonstration of liberal principles of

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In this work, Ruth W. Grant presents a new approach to John Locke's familiar works. Taking the unusual step of relating Locke's Two Treatises to his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Grant establishes the unity and coherence of Locke's political arguments. She analyzes the Two Treatises as a systematic demonstration of liberal principles of right and power and grounds it in the epistemology set forth in the Essay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226306070
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1987
Series:
Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Possibility of Political Theory
Introduction
Two Kinds of Understanding
The Essay and the Two Treatises
The Application and the Foundation of Moral Knowledge
Moral Knowledge and Moral Freedom
Conclusion: Reason and Politics
2. Legitimate and Illegitimate Power: The Normative Theory
The Requirements of Political Theory
Legitimate and Illegitimate Power: The First Treatise
Legitimate and Illegitimate Power: The Second Treatise
3. Legitimate and Illegitimate Power: Practical Tests of the Normative Theory
Introduction
Obligation
Resistance
4. Reason and Politics Reconsidered
Introduction
Government as Judge
Reason, Freedom, Will
Conclusion: Locke and Liberal Theory
Bibliography
Index

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