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The political theory of possessive individualism : Hobbes to Locke

Author: C B Macpherson; Frank Cunningham
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Wynford Project.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Wynford ed.]View all editions and formats
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Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1962.

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Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; John Locke; James Harrington; John Locke; James Harrington; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; John Locke; James Harrington; James Harrington; Thomas Hobbes; John Locke
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C B Macpherson; Frank Cunningham
ISBN: 9780195444018 0195444019
OCLC Number: 648388121
Notes: Originally published: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1962.
Description: xvii, 310 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction. The roots of liberal-democratic theory --
Problems of interpretation --
Hobbe : the political obligation of the market. Philosophy and political theory --
Human nature and the state of nature --
Models of society --
Political obligation --
Penetration and limits of Hobbe's political theory --
The Levellers : franchise and freedom. The problem of franchise --
Types of franchise --
The record --
Theoretical implications --
Harrington : the opportunity state. Unexamined ambiguities --
The balance and the gentry --
The bourgeois society --
The equal commonwealth and the equal agrarian --
The self-cancelling balance principle --
Harrington's stature --
Locke : the political theory of appropriation. Interpretations --
The theory of property right --
Class differentials in natural rights and rationality --
The ambiguous state of nature --
The ambiguous civil society --
Unsettled problems reconsidered --
Possessive individualism and liberal democracy. The seventeenth-century foundations --
The twentieth-century dilemma --
Appendix : Social classes and franchise classes in England, circa 1648.
Series Title: Wynford Project.
Responsibility: C.B. Macpherson ; [with a new introduction by Frank Cunningham].

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