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The political thought of John Locke : an historical account of the argument of the 'Two treatises of government'

Author: John Dunn
Publisher: London : Cambridge University Press, ©1969.
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This study provides a comprehensive reinterpretation of the meaning of Locke's political thought. John Dunn restores Locke's ideas to their exact context, and so stresses the historical question of what Locke in the Two Treatises of Government was intending to claim. By adopting this approach, he reveals the predominantly theological character of all Locke's thinking about politics and provides a convincing analysis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: John Locke; John Locke; Locke; John Locke; John Locke; John Locke; John Locke, philosophe)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Dunn
ISBN: 0521074088 9780521074087 0521271398 9780521271394
OCLC Number: 36207
Description: xv, 290 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: John Locke in history : the problems --
The developing mind --
The essays on the law of nature --
The essay on toleration --
The Two Treatises and exclusion --
Sir Robert Filmer --
Locke and Hobbes The premises of the argument --
The state of nature --
The creation of the legitimate policy --
Prerogative --
Public good and reason of state --
The conditions for legitimate resistance --
The law of nature --
The coherence of a mind --
The calling : tradition and change.
Responsibility: John Dunn.
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