Second Treatise of Government

Recommended by Donna Dickenson, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #16 in Political Theory, Ranked #17 in Political Philosophysee more rankings.

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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Donna Dickenson I am interested in the book mainly because it is where we find Locke putting across the now very familiar idea about the relationship between labour and property. (Source)

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