The Discourses of Algernon Sidney
This book focuses on the theory of political society found in Sidney's Discourses Concerning Government, published in 1698. The book demonstrates that Sidney's insurrectionist agenda is supported by a consistent view of the "social contract, " providing a link in the evolution of contract theory.
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