Hobbes, Locke, and Confusion's Masterpiece: An Examination of Seventeenth-Century Political Philosophy

Hobbes, Locke, and Confusion's Masterpiece: An Examination of Seventeenth-Century Political Philosophy

by Ross Harrison
ISBN-10:
0521817005
ISBN-13:
9780521817004
Pub. Date:
12/16/2002
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Hobbes, Locke, and Confusion's Masterpiece: An Examination of Seventeenth-Century Political Philosophy

In this major study of the foundations of modern political theory, the eminent political philosopher Ross Harrison explains, analyzes, and criticizes the work of Hobbes, Locke and their contemporaries. He provides a complete account of the turbulent historical background that shaped the political, intellectual and religious content of this philosophy. The book explores the limits of political authority and the relationship of the legitimacy of government to the will of its people in non-technical, accessible prose.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521817004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/16/2002
Pages: 281
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The word; 2. The great beast Leviathan; 3. The state of nature's law; 4. The birth of justice; 5. War and peace; 6. Locke's law; 7. Disobedient Locke; 8. The key to Locke's property; 9. Why utility pleases.

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