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Locke: Political Essays

Locke: Political Essays

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: October 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521478618

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  • This book brings together a comprehensive collection of the writings of one of the greatest philosophers in the Western tradition. Along with five of John Locke's major essays, seventy shorter essays are included that stand outside the canonical works that Locke published during his lifetime. For the first time students will be able to fully explore the evolution of Locke's ideas concerning the philosophical foundations of morality and sociability, the boundary of church and state, the shaping of constitutions, and the conduct of government and public policy.

    • A most comprehensive collection of John Locke's essays on politics, morality, and the law of nature
    • Contains 5 major essays and 70 shorter essays and fragments, including government memoranda, lectures and philosophical meditations
    • Excellent bibliography, suggestions for further reading and biography of Locke's life
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    "I highly recommend Locke's seventy-five writings here..." S.V.H., Ethics

    "...the very existence of a collection of this breadth with this sort of documentation is so remarkable that it seems wrong to criticize it. It is an excellent idea well executed." Ruth Sample, Philosophy in Review

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    • Date Published: October 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521478618
    • length: 456 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Principal events in Locke's life
    Further reading
    A note on the selection
    A note on the texts
    Abbreviations and conventions
    Part I. Major Essays:
    1. First Tract on Government (1660)
    2. Second Tract on Government (c. 1662)
    3. Essays on the Law of Nature (1663–4)
    4. An Essay on Toleration (1667)
    5. The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina (1669)
    6. An Essay on the Poor Law (1697)
    Part II. Minor Essays: seventy shorter essays and fragments on a wide range of subjects
    Appendix: Extract from 'Draft B' (1671) of Human Understanding
    Extract from 'A Letter from a Person of Quality' (1675)
    Extract from 'Study' (1677)
    Extract from 'Critical Notes on Stillingfleet' (1681)
    Locke's reading list
    Checklist of Lockeana in print
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    John Locke

    Editor

    Mark Goldie, Churchill College, Cambridge

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