Second Treatise of Government and a Letter Concerning Toleration

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Overview

The first of these two highly influential documents refutes the concept of monarchy's divine right. The second argues for a broad acceptance of alternative religious convictions. The basis of social and political philosophy for generations, these books laid the foundation of the modern democratic state in England and abroad.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486424644
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 8/14/2002
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 223,273
  • Product dimensions: 5.15 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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John Locke (1632-1704), widely known as the Father of Classical Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the United States Declaration of Independence.
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