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Second Treatise of Government
     

Second Treatise of Government

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by John Locke
 

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The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far-reaching in its influence.

In his provocative 15-page introduction to this edition, the late eminent political theorist C. B. Macpherson examines Locke's arguments for limited, conditional government, private property, and right of revolution and

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The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far-reaching in its influence.

In his provocative 15-page introduction to this edition, the late eminent political theorist C. B. Macpherson examines Locke's arguments for limited, conditional government, private property, and right of revolution and suggests reasons for the appeal of these arguments in Locke's time and since.

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Macpherson provides for his readers a tightly written, meaty, and often invigorating critical assessment of Locke's argument. In it one finds some of the best of Macpherson's now famous criticism of liberal-democratic government. --Gregory E. Pyrcz in Canadian Philosophical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780915144860
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1980
Series:
Hpc Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
124
Sales rank:
72,545
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

John Locke FRS (29 August 1632 - 28 October 1704), was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and known as the "Father of Classical Liberalism".

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Second Treatise of Government 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
ghost8404 More than 1 year ago
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.
Jefjiljuljenjon More than 1 year ago
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.
Just_S More than 1 year ago
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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Anonymous 3 days ago
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Anonymous 4 days ago
The expectant cat pads in
Anonymous 4 days ago
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Anonymous 12 days ago
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Anonymous 14 days ago
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Anonymous 26 days ago
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Anonymous 3 months ago
She walks in
Anonymous 3 months ago
Is this the main camp?
Anonymous 3 months ago
Have fun!!!!!
CentristFiasco More than 1 year ago
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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