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An Approach to Political Philosophy : Locke in Contexts - James Tully

An Approach to Political Philosophy

Locke in Contexts

Hardcover Published: 26th March 1993
ISBN: 9780521430609
Number Of Pages: 352

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An Approach to Political Philosophy: Locke in Contexts brings together Professor Tully's most important and innovative statements on Locke in a systematic treatment of the latter's thought that is at once contextual and critical. Each essay has been rewritten and expanded for this volume, and each seeks to understand a theme of Locke's political philosophy by interpreting it in light of the complex contexts of early modern European political thought and practice. These historical studies are then used in a variety of ways to gain critical perspectives on the assumptions underlying current debates in political philosophy and the history of political thought. The themes treated include government, toleration, discipline, property, aboriginal rights, individualism, power, labor, self-ownership, community, progress, liberty, participation, and revolution.

'James Tully's analysis is scholarly in its historical detail, imaginative in its search for meaning, provocatively ambitious in its scope and thoroughly engaging at all levels.' Alsitais Edwards, Journal of Political Studies

A Philosophy of Limited Government
An introduction to Locke's political philosophy
Property Disputes
After the Macpherson thesis
The framework of natural rights in Locke's analysis of property
Differences in the interpretation of Locke on property
Rediscovering America: the two treatises and aboriginal rights
Governing Subjects
Governing conduct: Locke on the reform of thought and behaviour
Rights in abilities
Progress and scepticism
Freedom and Revolution
Liberty and natural law
Political freedom
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ISBN: 9780521430609
ISBN-10: 0521430607
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 26th March 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.69