John Locke and the Origins of Private Property: Philosophical Explorations of Individualism, Community, and Equality

John Locke and the Origins of Private Property: Philosophical Explorations of Individualism, Community, and Equality

by Matthew H. Kramer
ISBN-10:
052154890X
ISBN-13:
9780521548908
Pub. Date:
11/30/2003
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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John Locke and the Origins of Private Property: Philosophical Explorations of Individualism, Community, and Equality

John Locke's attempt to justify private property is one of the central elements in his political philosphy. Matthew Kramer's new book explores in depth the Lockean theory of property, along with many other aspects of Locke's political thought. Drawing on the techniques of analytic philosophy, Kramer offers some rigorous and extensive techniques of Locke's arguments. While subsequently investigating the consequences of the shortcomings in Locke's reasoning, Kramer maintains that our understanding of Locke's political vision must change considerably. Kramer's book will be of interest to political philosophers, legal philosophers, and intellectual historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521548908
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2003
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations; Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. A philosophical approach to philosophy; 2. Preliminary matters; Part II. On Equality: 3. Equality unlocked; Part III. Labor and Property: 4. The labors of Locke: a critique; 5. Once more unto the breach; 6. The drawing of consequences; Citational appendix; Index.

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