The Political Thought of John Locke: An Historical Account of the Argument of the 'Two Treatises of Government'
London, Cambridge U.P. (1969)
|Abstract||This study provides a comprehensive reinterpretation of the meaning of Locke's political thought. John Dunn restores Locke's ideas to their exact context, and so stresses the historical question of what Locke in the Two Treatises of Government was intending to claim. By adopting this approach, he reveals the predominantly theological character of all Locke's thinking about politics and provides a convincing analysis of the development of Locke's thought. In a polemical concluding section, John Dunn argues that liberal and Marxist interpretations of Locke's politics have failed to grasp his meaning. Locke emerges as not merely a contributor to the development of English constitutional thought, or as a reflector of socio-economic change in seventeenth-century England, but as essentially a Calvinist natural theologian.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$31.09 used (22% off) $43.06 direct from Amazon (7% off) $167.96 new Amazon page|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
John Marshall (1994). John Locke: Resistance, Religion, and Responsibility. Cambridge University Press.
David Armitage (2004). John Locke, Carolina, and the "Two Treatises of Government". Political Theory 32 (5):602-627.
John Dunn (2003). Locke: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
Graham Faiella (2006). John Locke: Champion of Modern Democracy. Rosen Pub. Group.
Timothy Stanton (2011). Christian Foundations; or Some Loose Stones? Toleration and the Philosophy of Locke's Politics. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (3):323-347.
Ian Harris (1994). The Mind of John Locke: A Study of Political Theory in its Intellectual Setting. Cambridge University Press.
E. J. Lowe (2005). Locke. Routledge.
Jeffrey Friedman (1988). Locke as Politician. Critical Review 2 (2-3):64-101.
Stanley Williams Moore (1970). The Political Thought of John Locke: An Historical Account of the Argument of the 'Two Treatises of Government'. Journal of the History of Philosophy 8 (3):345-347.
Added to index2009-09-15
Total downloads57 ( #20,756 of 722,698 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #36,274 of 722,698 )
How can I increase my downloads?