Locke's Second Treatise of Government: A Reader's Guide

Author:   Paul Kelly
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN:  

9780826492661


Pages:   172
Publication Date:   29 November 2007
Format:   Paperback
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John Locke's Second Treatise of Government is one of the most influential texts in the history of political theory. It is a staple of undergraduate courses throughout the English-speaking world and continues to inspire and inform contemporary debates in political philosophy. As such, it is a hugely important and exciting, yet challenging, piece of philosophical writing. In Locke's 'Second Treatise of Government': A Reader's Guide, Paul Kelly offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical work. The book offers a detailed review of the key themes and a lucid commentary that will enable readers to rapidly navigate the text. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of the text as a whole, the guide explores the complex and important ideas inherent in the text and provides a cogent survey of the reception and influence of Locke's seminal work. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.

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Author:   Paul Kelly
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 0.90cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.207kg
ISBN:  

9780826492661


ISBN 10:   0826492665
Pages:   172
Publication Date:   29 November 2007
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1. Life and Context; 2. Reading the Text: Key Themes; i. Natural Rights and Equality; ii. Property; iii. Contract and Consent; iv. Rebellion; 3. Reception and Influence; 4. Further Reading.

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Paul Kelly is Professor of Political Theory at the London School of Economics, UK.

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