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John Locke and the origins of private property : philosophical explorations of individualism, community, and equality

Author: Matthew H Kramer
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
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Matthew Kramer offers an extensive critique of the labor theory and investigates the consequences of its downfall. With incisive analyses of the merits and failings of many aspects of Locke's political thought, Kramer advances a powerful challenge to Locke's image as an individualist. Employing a rigorously philosophical methodology, but remaining aware of the insights generated by historical approaches to Locke,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Locke; John Locke; John Locke; John Locke; John Locke
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew H Kramer
ISBN: 0521584124 9780521584128
OCLC Number: 35637096
Description: xiii, 347 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: List of abbreviations; Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. A philosophical approach to philosophy; 2. Preliminary matters; Part II. On Equality: 3. Equality unlocked; Part III. Labor and Property: 4. The labors of Locke: a critique; 5. Once more unto the breach; 6. The drawing of consequences; Citational appendix; Index.
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