Two Treatises of Government

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Filiquarian Publishing, LLC., Dec 1, 2007 - Philosophy - 192 pages
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Two Treatises of Government is a influential work of political philosophy originally published in 1689 by English philosopher John Locke. This treatise is an attack on patriarchalism and is a sentence-by-sentence refutation of Patriarcha by Robert Filmer. The second treatise outlines the theory of having a civil society which is based on both natural rights and contract theory. Two Treatises of Government is highly recommended for those who enjoy the writings of John Locke, and also for those who are students and scholars of political science who have not yet had the opportunity to read this key political work.
  

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David Barton from Wallbuilders says every American should read this book. It is not easy reading, but it is important for us all to know the truth about our history and heritage. It is a MUST read unless we are willing to be deceived. Read full review

Contents

Preface
5
Chap I
9
Of the State of Nature
11
Of the State of War
21
Of Slavery
27
Of Property
29
Of Paternal Power
47
Of Political or Civil Society
65
Of the Forms of a Commonwealth
105
Of the Extent of the Legislative Power
107
Of the Legislative Executive and Federative Power of the Commonwealth
117
Of the Subordination of the Powers of the Commonwealth
121
Of Prerogative
131
Of Paternal Political and Despotical Power Considered Together
139
Of Conquest
143
Of Usurpation
157

Of the Beginning of Political Societies
79
Of the Ends of Political Society and Government
99
Of Tyranny
159
Of the Dissolution of Government
167

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John L. Locke is Lecturer on Neurology, Harvard Medical School. He is Director of the Neurolinguistics Laboratory and of the Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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