The Mind of John Locke: A Study of Political Theory in its Intellectual Setting

Cambridge University Press (1994)

Ian Harris
University of Leicester
John Locke (1632-1704) is a central figure in the history of thought, and in liberal doctrine especially. This major study brings a range of his wider views to bear upon his political theory. Every political theorist has a vision, a view about the basic features of life and society, as well as technique which mediates this into propositions about politics. Locke's vision spanned questions concerning Christian worship, ethics, political economy, medicine, the human understanding, revealed theology and education. This study shows how the character of these wider concerns informed Two Treatises of Government, especially in respect of a view of divine teleology, and situated a distinctive view of politics which treated the state and the church in parallel terms.
Keywords Locke, John
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Call number JC153.L87.H37 1994
ISBN(s) 0521638720   0521356032   9780521638722     0521356032 (hbk)
DOI 10.1086/233655
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