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TWO TREATISES OF GOVERNMENT: IN THE FORMER, THE FALSE PRINCIPLES AND FOUNDTION OF SIR ROBERT FILMER AND HIS FOLLOWERS, ARE DETECTED AND OVERTHROWN...

Locke, John


Item #: 59968

Pages: (6), 358 pp.
Published: London; Printed for Awnsham and John Churchill; 1698. Reprinted in 2006.

Subjects: CIVIL PROCEDURE, LEGAL HISTORY, UNITED KINGDOM

"Locke has two purposes in view: to refute the doctrine ofthe divine and absolute right of the Monarch, as it had beenput forward by Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, and to establisha theory which would reconcile the liberty of the citizenwith political order. The constructive doctrines which areelaborated in the second treatise became the basis of socialand political philosophy for generations. Labor is theorigin and justification of property; contract or consent isthe ground of governemnt and fixes its limits. Behind bothdoctrines lies the idea of the independence of theindividual person.": Internet Encyclopedia of PhilosophyReprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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