Selected Political Writings of John Locke by John Locke
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Selected Political Writings of John Locke
By John Locke

The Selected Political Writings of John Locke

Texts, Background Selections, Sources, Interpretations

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Selected Political Writings of John Locke by John Locke

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His political thought inspired and helped to justify the American Revolution and deeply influenced the American constitution, and his arguments in favor of human rights, political equality, and government by consent are now accepted worldwide. This comprehensive collection is the only student edition of Locke's writings that includes, in addition to his pioneering political texts, selections from his ethical, epistemological, and religious writings. "Sources" includes writings by the major political theorists who influenced Locke, including Richard Hooker, Hugo Grotius, and Thomas Hobbes. Twenty-one "Interpretations" cover the major critical comments and controversies surrounding Locke's political thought, including work by Leo Strauss, C. B. Macpherson, Alan Ryan, Ruth Grant, and Jeremy Waldron. A Selected Bibliography is also included.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393964516
ISBN-10: 0393964515
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Paul E. Sigmund is Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Ideologies of the Developing Nations, Natural Law in Political Thought, The Overthrow of Allende and the Politics of Chile, and Liberation Theology at the Crossroads. He is the translator and editor of the Norton Critical Edition of St. Thomas Aquinas on Politics and Ethics.

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