Two Treatises Of Government
  • Two Treatises Of Government
  • Two Treatises Of Government
  • Two Treatises Of Government
ISBN: 0460873563
EAN13: 9780460873567
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 15, 1993
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 0.94" H x 7.64" L x 4.96" W
Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Two Treatises of Government (or Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, The False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and His Followers, Are Detected and Overthrown. The Latter Is an Essay Concerning The True Original, Extent, and End of Civil Government) is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise attacks patriarchalism in the form of sentence-by-sentence refutation of Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, while the Second Treatise outlines Locke's ideas for a more civilized society based on natural rights and contract theory. This publication contrasts former political works by Locke himself.

In Two Tracts on Government, written in 1660, Locke defends a very conservative position; however Locke never published it. In 1669 Locke co-authored the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina, which endorses aristocracy, slavery and serfdom. King James I of England (VI of Scotland) was overthrown in 1688 by a union of Parliamentarians and the stadtholder of the Dutch Republic William I of Oranje-Nassau (William of Orange), who as a result ascended the English throne as William I of England. This is known as the Glorious Revolution, also called the Revolution of 1688. Locke claims in the Preface to the Two Treatises that its purpose is to Read More chevron_right

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