Second Treatise of Government (Annotated) [NOOK Book]

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The Two Treatises of Government (or "Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, The False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and His Followers, Are Detected and Overthrown. The Latter Is an Essay Concerning The True Original, Extent, and End of Civil Government") is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise ...
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Overview

This edition is annotated, and has been formatted for your NOOK.

The Two Treatises of Government (or "Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, The False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and His Followers, Are Detected and Overthrown. The Latter Is an Essay Concerning The True Original, Extent, and End of Civil Government") is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise attacks patriarchalism in the form of sentence-by-sentence refutation of Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, while the Second Treatise outlines Locke's ideas for a more civilised society based on natural rights and contract theory.
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  • BN ID: 2940149053414
  • Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 287 KB

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

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    One of the Greatest Political Science Books Written

    The inspiration for the Founding Fathers can be found within this one book. The Declaration of Independence comes, nearly word for word, from this book. Anyone who wants to understand what the Founding Fathers had in mind when the Declaration was written, should read this book.

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  • Posted August 31, 2010

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    Inspiration to Our Founding Fathers

    John Locke's writings were well-known by and had a major influence on America's founding fathers. The Second Treatise of Government sets forth Locke's analysis of the proper role of government as well as his clear critique of the claims supporting hereditary rule. This book describes the reasons why men choose to leave "the State of Nature" and enter into any form of government. Locke highlights the moral issues defining the relationships among men, and between men and the structure of government. This book is a must-read for those looking for insight into the philosophical moorings that shaped the founding of America and our unique Constitutional form of government.

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

    Brilliance at its Finest. Any American shall be mandated to read

    Brilliance at its Finest. Any American shall be mandated to read this fine piece of work to understand our System of Government and the Rights that we all take for granted today. It's time for a new change. It's time for a new revolution. A Liberty Revolution.- Joshua L.

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  • Posted July 20, 2010

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    Great Book

    Locke's Second Treaties is the most profound & authoritative philosophical argument for a representative form of government. In less than 200 pages, Locke systematically describes the state of nature, the origins of personal property, currency, & society. All of which, according to Locke, facilitate the necessity of a social contract. An agreement designed to secure the safety, productivity, & continuation of human interaction. In simpler words, a government (i.e. a living body of laws). I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the study of Politics and/or Government. However, it is important to note that Locke's Second Treaties can be a difficult read. That is to say, that even an experienced reader would probably have to re-read several chapters in order to grasp their full meanings.

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