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Two Treatises of Government
     

Two Treatises of Government

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by John Locke
 

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John Locke (1632–1704) is among the most influential political philosophers of the modern period. In the Two Treatises of Government, he defended the claim that men are by nature free and equal against claims that God had made all people naturally subject to a monarch. He argued that people have rights, such as the right to life, liberty, and property, that have

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John Locke (1632–1704) is among the most influential political philosophers of the modern period. In the Two Treatises of Government, he defended the claim that men are by nature free and equal against claims that God had made all people naturally subject to a monarch. He argued that people have rights, such as the right to life, liberty, and property, that have a foundation independent of the laws of any particular society.

Preface by Federica Rainaldi
Federica Rainaldi has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Bologna. Her previous publications include “Making sense of Italian politics” (Part 1 and 2), online at www.politcsworldwide.com; and “Il policy change tra nuovi paradigmi e vecchie pratiche. Le politiche idriche in Italia e Inghilterra”, in Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche, n.1/2011 (with R. Scintu). She currently lives and works in England.

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"The notes are excellent. There are very few people likely to pick up Locke who would not find them of use. Would that every edition of a classic work had an index of this quality, allowing the reader to go back and find a previous discussion touching on the same issue. The Introduction is clearly written, intelligent, and the argument is sound. I know of no better short introduction to this work."
—Paul A. Rahe, Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in the Western Heritage, Professor of History, Hillsdale College

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ISBN-13:
9788898925063
Publisher:
Passerino
Publication date:
04/07/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,145,364
File size:
2 MB

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John Locke (1632-1704), widely known as the Father of Classical Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the United States Declaration of Independence.

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Two Treatises of Government 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title leads you to believe that both essays are included but it is only the second. (my wife got it for me as a present so I didn't have the opportunity to check the number of pages) Also, I didn't care for the size of the book: 11 1/4" x 8 1/4". The cover is nice.
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