The Second Treatise of Civil Government

Author: John Locke
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1460405080
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In this, the second of his Two Treatises of Government, John Locke examines humankind’s transition from its original state of nature to a civil society. One can see the lasting influence of Locke’s ideas through their familiarity to the modern reader—the roots of classical liberalism are here, and many of Locke’s arguments foreshadow contemporary debates concerning government, liberty, and property rights. The introduction and annotations included in this edition are intended to contextualize the work and prevent misunderstanding, without advancing any particular scholarly interpretation or merely summarizing Locke’s reasoning. This edition has its origin in the acclaimed Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought and adheres to the anthology’s format and high standards of accuracy and accessibility. The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought is edited by Andrew Bailey (University of Guelph), Samantha Brennan (University of Western Ontario), Will Kymlicka (Queen’s University), Jacob Levy (McGill University), Alex Sager (Portland State University), and Clark Wolf (Iowa State University).

The Second Treatise on Civil Government

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As one of the early Enlightenment philosophers in England, John Locke sought to bring reason and critical intelligence to the discussion of the origins of civil society. Endeavoring to reconstruct the nature and purpose of government, a social contract theory is proposed. The Second Treatise sets forth a detailed discussion of how civil society came to be and the nature of its inception. Locke's discussion of tacit consent, separation of powers, and the right of citizens to revolt against repressive governments, has made The Second Treatise one of the most influential essays in the history of political philosophy.

Second Treatise of Government

Author: John Locke
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1528785967
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Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of John Locke’s “Second Treatise of Government”, published in 1689. This is one of two political works that Locke wrote articulating standards for a government-ruled society. Preceded by “The First Treatise”, which refutes the concept of ‘patriarchalism’ as presented by Sir Robert Filmer (1680), “The Second Treatise” describes a model for a civil state. Here he identifies what he refers to as natural law, suggesting that individuals in society are governed by natural law and have rights to uphold those laws for the protection of themselves and their property. In Locke’s theory, an all-ruling, sovereign government is replaced with one that serves its people and is subject to alteration should its functions become disengaged from that purpose. Locke (1632-1704) was a British philosopher and physician. He is associated with developing political philosophy and epistemological theories, the most significant being empiricism, and is often referred to as the ‘Father’ of liberalism.

Two Treatises of Government

Author: John Locke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0028485009
Format: PDF
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Locke s Second Treatise of Civil Government

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Features the full text of "The Second Treatise of Civil Government" by English philosopher John Locke (1632-1704), provided by Bill Uzgalis. Notes that it was published in 1690.

Of Civil Government

Author: John Locke
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John Locke's Second Treatise on Civil Government constitutes one of the cardinal works of English political philosophy. His theories respecting the nature of the state and the manner in which governments can best maintain a balance of power provided a vigorous incentive to American and French revolutionaries of the eighteenth century. Moreover, it was Locke who conceived the idea of checks and balances contained in the Constitution of the United States, and his doctrine that revolution in some circumstances is not only a right but an obligation is strongly reflected in the revolutionary discourses of Voltaire and Rousseau."