Second Treatise of Government

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Hackett Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1980 - Philosophy - 148 pages
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The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far-reaching in its influence.

In his provocative 15-page introduction to this edition, the late eminent political theorist C. B. Macpherson examines Locke's arguments for limited, conditional government, private property, and right of revolution and suggests reasons for the appeal of these arguments in Locke's time and since.

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I'm happy to have read John Locke's Second Treatise of Government. In this work, Locke argues that the purpose of government is to preserve people's life, freedom, and property, or as he writes life ... Read full review

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I see why it's an important treatise, I just did not enjoy reading it. Read full review

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John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher and physician.

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