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John Locke's politics of moral consensus

Author: Greg Forster
Publisher: Cambridge [UK] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The aim of this highly original book is twofold: to explain the reconciliation of religion and politics in the work of John Locke and to explore the relevance of that reconciliation for politics in our own time." "This fresh new account of Locke's thought will appeal to specialists and advanced students across philosophy, political science, and religious studies."--Jacket.
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Named Person: John Locke; John Locke; John Locke; John Locke; John Locke
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Forster
ISBN: 9780521842181 0521842182 0511109539 9780511109539
OCLC Number: 55990377
Description: xi, 317 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Reason teaches all mankind, who will but consult it" John Locke and moral consensus --
"Sit down in quiet ignorance": Locke's epistemology of limits --
"The candle of the Lord" : Locke's rational faith --
"The only foundation of faith": reasonable Christianity --
"The only true touchstone of moral rectitude: the religious foundations of morality --
"Tis reasonable to think the cause is natural": Locke's religious eudemonism --
"The servants of one sovereign master": authority and moral consensus --
"The opinion of this or that philosopher was of no authority": Locke and us.
Responsibility: Greg Forster.
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