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John Locke and modern life

Author: Lee Ward
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"Recovers a sense of John Locke's central role in the making of the modern world. It demonstrates that his vision of modern life was constructed on a philosophy of human freedom that is the intellectual nerve connecting the various strands of his thought. By revealing the depth and originality of Locke's critique of the metaphysical assumptions and authoritative institutions of pre-modern life, this book rejects the
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Ward, Lee, 1970-
John Locke and modern life.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010020079
(OCoLC)607985732
Named Person: John Locke; John Locke; John Locke; John Locke
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Ward
ISBN: 9781139042116 1139042114 9781139044745 1139044745
OCLC Number: 710992220
Description: 1 online resource (x, 315 pages)
Contents: 1. The democratization of mind --
2. The state of nature --
3. Constitutional government --
4. The natural rights family --
5. Locke's liberal education --
6. The church --
7. International relations.
Responsibility: Lee Ward.

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