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Two Treatises of Government and a Letter Concerning Toleration
     

Two Treatises of Government and a Letter Concerning Toleration

by John Locke, Ian Shapiro, Ruth W. Grant, John Dunn, John Dunn
 

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ISBN-10: 0300100183

ISBN-13: 9780300100181

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

Among the most influential writings in the history of Western political thought, John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration remain vital to political debates today, more than three centuries after they were written. The complete texts appear in this volume, accompanied by interpretive essays by three

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Among the most influential writings in the history of Western political thought, John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration remain vital to political debates today, more than three centuries after they were written. The complete texts appear in this volume, accompanied by interpretive essays by three prominent Locke scholars.

Ian Shapiro’s introduction places Locke’s political writings in historical and biographical context. John Dunn explores both the intellectual context in which Locke wrote the Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration and the major interpretive controversies surrounding their meaning. Ruth Grant offers a comprehensive discussion of Locke’s views on women and the family, and Shapiro contributes an essay on the democratic elements of Locke’s political theory. Taken together, the texts and essays in this volume offer invaluable insights into the history of ideas and the enduring influence of Locke’s political thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300100181
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
Rethinking the Western Tradition
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
531,892
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading Locke Todayix
Note on the Textsxvi
Texts
Two Treatises of Government1
The First Treatise: The False Principles and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer7
The Second Treatise: An Essay Concerning the True Original, Extent, and End of Civil Government100
A Letter Concerning Toleration211
Essays
Measuring Locke's Shadow257
John Locke on Women and the Family286
John Locke's Democratic Theory309
Index341

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