Second Treatise on Civil Government / Edition 1

Second Treatise on Civil Government / Edition 1

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by John Locke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0879753374

ISBN-13: 9780879753375

Pub. Date: 03/28/1986

Publisher: Prometheus Books

As one of the early Enlightenment philosophers in England, John Locke sought to bring reason and critical intelligence to the discussion of the origins of civil society.

Endeavoring to reconstruct the nature and purpose of government, a social contract theory is proposed. The Second Treatise sets forth a detailed discussion of how civil society came to be and the

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As one of the early Enlightenment philosophers in England, John Locke sought to bring reason and critical intelligence to the discussion of the origins of civil society.

Endeavoring to reconstruct the nature and purpose of government, a social contract theory is proposed. The Second Treatise sets forth a detailed discussion of how civil society came to be and the nature of its inception. Locke's discussion of tacit consent, separation of powers, and the right of citizens to revolt against repressive governments, has made The Second Treatise one of the most influential essays in the history of political philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879753375
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
03/28/1986
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
1,082,402
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.33(d)

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