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Political Writings John Locke

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ISBN-10: 0872206777

ISBN-13: 9780872206779

Edition: 2003 (Reprint)

Authors: John Locke, David Wootton, David Wootton

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John Locke's 'Second Treatise of Government' (c1681) is perhaps the key founding liberal text. 'A Letter Concerning Toleration', written in 1685 (a year when a Catholic monarch came to the throne of England and Louis XVI unleashed a reign of terror against Protestants in France), is a classic defence of religious freedom. Yet many of Locke's other writings -- not least the 'Constitutions of Carolina', which he helped draft -- are almost defiantly anti-liberal in outlook. This comprehensive collection brings together the main published works (excluding polemical attacks on other people's views) with the most important surviving evidence from among Locke's papers relating to his political…    
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List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 488
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

John Locke's works of political and social philosophy, written in the 17th century, have strongly influenced intellectuals ever since - including the founders of the United States of America. Born in 1632 in Wrington, England, Locke studied at Christ Church, Oxford, where he earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in the late 1650's. He also studied medicine and earned a medical license. His studies led to an interest in contemporary philosophers influenced by science, such as Rene Descartes. Locke read widely among them while teaching at Christ Church over the next few years. In 1667, Locke became personal physician and adviser to Anthony Ashley Cooper, who later was appointed Earl of…    

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