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Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration : World's Classics - John Locke

Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 1st September 2016
ISBN: 9780198732440
Number Of Pages: 240

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'Man being born...to perfect freedom...hath by nature a power...to preserve his property, that is, his life, liberty and estate.'

Locke's Second Treatise of Government (1689) is one of the great classics of political philosophy, widely regarded as the foundational text of modern liberalism. In it Locke insists on majority rule, and regards no government as legitimate unless it has the consent of the people. He sets aside people's ethnicities, religions, and cultures and envisages political societies which command our assent because they meet our elemental needs simply as humans. His work helped to entrench ideas of a social contract, human rights, and protection of property as the guiding principles for just actions and just societies.

Published in the same year, A Letter Concerning Toleration aimed to end Christianity's wars of religion and called for the separation of church and state so that everyone could enjoy freedom of conscience. In this edition of these two major works, Mark Goldie considers the contested nature of Locke's reputation, which is often appropriated by opposing political and religious ideologies.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

ISBN: 9780198732440
ISBN-10: 0198732449
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st September 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.2

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