Akademie Verlag (2012)

Michaela Rehm
Bielefeld University
Bernd Ludwig
University of Goettingen
Even his peers called Locke's political philosophy “The ABC of Politics“: not only does he clarify why one should exit the state of nature (government guarantees protection of life, freedom, and wealth) but also what a good government has to provide. A government should protect individuals from assaults of fellow citizens, other countries, and itself. Locke also shows how to put limits to the power of political institutions: by division of powers, by law, by neutral judges, and by making people trust their government -- and having the right to revolt when their trust is betrayed. This book provides a cooperative commentary to all important topics of Locke's "Two Treatises". With entries by Wolfgang von Leyden, Bernd Ludwig, Peter Niesen, Francis Oakley, Birger P. Priddat, Michaela Rehm, Michael Schefczyk, Ludwig Siep, A. John Simmons, und Simone Zurbuchen.
Keywords Two Treatises of Government  social contract  state of nature  law of nature  property  republicanism  liberalism
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ISBN(s) 978-3-05-005076-8   3050050764   9783050050768
DOI 10.1524/9783050063188
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