ISBN-10:
0872206769
ISBN-13:
9780872206762
Pub. Date:
03/15/2003
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Locke: Political Writings / Edition 1

Locke: Political Writings / Edition 1

by John Locke, David Wootton
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Overview

John Locke's Second Treatise of Government (c. 1681) is perhaps the key founding liberal text. A Letter Concerning Toleration, written in 1685 (a year when a Catholic monarch came to the throne of England and Louis XVI unleashed a reign of terror against Protestants in France), is a classic defense of religious freedom. Yet many of Locke's other writings--not least the Constitutions of Carolina, which he helped draft--are almost defiantly anti-liberal in outlook.

This comprehensive collection brings together the main published works (excluding polemical attacks on other people's views) with the most important surviving evidence from among Locke’s papers relating to his political philosophy. David Wootton's wide-ranging and scholarly Introduction sets the writings in the context of their time, examines Locke's developing ideas and unorthodox Christianity, and analyzes his main arguments. The result is the first fully rounded picture of Locke’s political thought in his own words.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872206762
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2003
Series: Hackett Classics
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 488
Sales rank: 116,791
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Wootton is Anniversary Professor of History, University of York. His translations of Machiavelli (The Prince and Selected Political Writings), Thomas More (Utopia), and Voltaire (Candide and Related Texts) are also published by Hackett Publishing Company.

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