Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

November 10, 2003|
Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration by John Locke
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Two of Locke’s most mature and influential political writings and three brilliant interpretive essays combined in an outstanding volume

"The new standard edition of Locke for students of political theory. Dunn, Grant, and Shapiro combine authoritative historical scholarship and contemporary political theory to give us Locke for our time."—Elisabeth H. Ellis, Texas A&M University

Among the most influential writings in the history of Western political thought, John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration remainvital to political debates today, more than three centuries after they were written. The complete texts appear in this volume, accompanied by interpretive essays by three prominent Locke scholars. Ian Shapiro’s introduction places Locke’s political writings in historical and biographical context. John Dunn explores both the intellectual context in which Locke wrote the Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration andthe major interpretive controversies surrounding their meaning. Ruth Grant offers a comprehensive discussion of Locke’s views on women and the family, and Shapiro contributes an essay on the democratic elements of Locke’s political theory. Taken together, the texts and essays in this volume offer invaluable insights into the history of ideas and the enduring influence of Locke’s political thought.
Ian Shapiro is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor and chair, Department of Political Science, Yale University. John Dunn is professor of social and political science at Cambridge University. Ruth Grant is professor of political science at Duke University.
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Title:Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:384 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:November 10, 2003
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300100181

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