John Locke: Essays on the Law of Nature : the Latin Text with a Translation, Introduction, and Notes ; Together with Transcripts of Locke's Shorthand in His Journal for 1676

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Clarendon Press, 2002 - Philosophy - 292 pages
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This is the standard edition of John Locke's classic work of the early 1660s, Essays on the Law of Nature. Also included are selected shorter philosophical writings from the same decade. In his 1664 valedictory speech as Censor of Moral Philosophy at Christ Church, Oxford, Locke discusses thequestion: Can anyone by nature be happy in this life? The volume is completed by selections from Locke's manuscript journals, unpublished elsewhere: on translating Nicole's Essais de Morale; on spelling; on extension; on idolatry; on pleasure and pain; and on faith and reason. The great Lockescholar W. von Leyden introduces each of these works, setting them in their historical context. This volume is an invaluable source for Locke's early thought, of interest to philosophers, political theorists, jurists, theologians, and historians.
 

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Contents

ESSAYS ON THE LAW OF NATURE
1
Gabriel
82
ANALYTICAL SUMMARY
92
AN RATIO PER RES A SENSIBUS HAUSTAS PERVENIRE POTEST IN COCNI
98
AN PRIVATA CUJUSQUE UTILITAS SIT FUNDAMENTUM LECIS
105
CAN THE LAW OF NATURE BE KNOWN FROM THE GENERAL CONSENT
161
AN LEX NATURAE HOMINES OBLIGAT? AFFIRMATUR
180
LOCKES VALEDICTORY SPEECH
218
INTRODUCTION
246
TRANSCRIPTS OF A SHORTHAND NOTE BY LOCKE OF 1677 AND
252
EXTENSION
258
FAITH AND REASON
272
INDEX
284
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W. von Leyden was formerly Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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