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Second Treatise of Government Book by

Second Treatise of Government Book
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Release Date : 2021-09-23
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN Code: 3986477640
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Summary: Second Treatise of Government John Locke - Two Treatises of Government (or Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, The False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and His Followers, Are Detected and Overthrown. The Latter Is an Essay Concerning The True Original, Extent, and End of Civil Government) is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise attacks patriarchalism in the form of sentence-by-sentence refutation of Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, while the Second Treatise outlines Locke's ideas for a more civilized society based on natural rights and contract theory.

Locke: Political Writings Book by John Locke

Locke: Political Writings Book
  • Author : John Locke
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003-03-15
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN Code: 1603846867
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Summary: John Locke's Second Treatise of Government (c. 1681) is perhaps the key founding liberal text. A Letter Concerning Toleration, written in 1685 (a year when a Catholic monarch came to the throne of England and Louis XVI unleashed a reign of terror against Protestants in France), is a classic defense of religious freedom. Yet many of Locke's other writings--not least the Constitutions of Carolina, which he helped draft--are almost defiantly anti-liberal in outlook. This comprehensive collection brings together the main published works (excluding polemical attacks on other people's views) with the most important surviving evidence from among Locke’s papers relating to his political philosophy. David Wootton's wide-ranging and scholarly Introduction sets the writings in the context of their time, examines Locke's developing ideas and unorthodox Christianity, and analyzes his main arguments. The result is the first fully rounded picture of Locke’s political thought in his own words.

Locke's Two Treatises of Government (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 17) Book by Richard Ashcraft

Locke's Two Treatises of Government (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 17) Book
  • Author : Richard Ashcraft
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-17
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN Code: 1135026904
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Summary: This volume guides the reader through a detailed examination of the text to an understanding of Locke’s political ideas in relation to his writings on philosophy, education, religion and economics and the influence these ideas had upon eighteenth-century political theorists. The author shows how Locke carefully constructed his political perspective as a defence of the principles of natural rights, constitutional government and popular resistance. He offers an original interpretation of the Two Treatises..., emphasizing the specific ways in which Locke’s political purposes in writing the work influence his discussion of such concepts as the state of nature, property, consent and tyranny. The author discusses the historical and biographical context of the work and demonstrates how eighteenth century political thinkers developed or rejected aspects of Locke’s political theory and summarizes important recent studies of Locke’s work.

A Letter Concerning Toleration Book by John Locke

A Letter Concerning Toleration Book
  • Author : John Locke
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-11
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: "A Letter Concerning Toleration" by John Locke. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race Book by Naomi Zack

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race Book
  • Author : Naomi Zack
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN Code: 0190638087
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Summary: The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race provides up-to-date explanation and analyses by leading scholars of contemporary issues in African American philosophy and philosophy of race. These original essays encompass the major topics and approaches in this emerging philosophical subfield that supports demographic inclusion and diversity while at the same time strengthening the conceptual arsenal of social and political philosophy. Over the course of the volume's ten topic-based sections, ideas about race held by Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche are supplemented by suppressed thought from the African diaspora, early twentieth-century African American perspectives and Native-, Asian-, and Latin-, American views. The contributors bring philosophical analysis to bear on the status of racial divisions as categories of humanity in the biological sciences, as well as within contemporary criticism and conceptual analysis. Essays present the special applications of American philosophy and continental philosophy to ideas of race as methodological alternatives to more analytic approaches. As a collection of analyses and assessments of 'race' in the real world, the volume pays trenchant and relevant attention to historical and contemporary racism and what it means to say that 'race' and racial identities are socially constructed. The essays analyze contemporary social issues including the importance of racial difference and identity in education, public health, medicine, IQ and other standardized tests, and sports. Additionally, the essays consider the societal limitations and structures provided by public policy and law. As a critical theory, the volume compares the study of race to feminism. Historical and contemporary, academic and popular, racisms pertaining to male and female gender receive special consideration throughout the volume. While this comprehensive collection may have the effect of a textbook, each of the original essays is a fresh and authentic development of important present thought.

Lectures on the Principles of Political Obligation Book by Thomas Hill Green

Lectures on the Principles of Political Obligation Book
  • Author : Thomas Hill Green
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN Code: 1443800872
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Summary: The present work is Thomas Hill Green’s account of his conception of ‘the common good’ and its importance in determining a set of criteria that will give us the means to evaluate the conduct of political establishments. The principles of political obligation are all founded on this attractive idea of a common good, and Green is able to apply his principles to a wide range of matters from land law to personal freedom. How well the book succeeds in convincing the reader that a common good ought to act as a basis for evaluating the role of political establishments may be unclear. But there can be little doubt that the work is one of the most important contributions to political philosophy made by any English philosopher, and almost certainly the single most important contribution made by any British idealist. The book has attracted philosophers, sociologists, politologists and others since the day of its appearance, and continues to fuel lively debate today.

John Locke Book by Geraint Parry

John Locke Book
  • Author : Geraint Parry
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-23
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN Code: 1136526889
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Summary: From earliest times Locke's writings have been the subject of controversy. An intellectual caught up in the politics of late 17th century England, his writings on politics reveal a man attempting to combine an analysis of the underlying principles of society with a deep commitment to a specific political stance and party. This study, first published in 1978 explains why Locke's vision of political life has continued to fascinate political thinkers of many different persuasions.

THE SOCIAL CONTRACT Book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

THE SOCIAL CONTRACT Book
  • Author : Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2018-11-02
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN Code: 8027243181
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Summary: This eBook edition of "The Social Contract" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Social Contract, originally published as On the Social Contract; or, Principles of Political Rights by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is a 1762 book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society, which he had already identified in his Discourse on Inequality (1754). The Social Contract helped inspire political reforms or revolutions in Europe, especially in France. The Social Contract argued against the idea that monarchs were divinely empowered to legislate. Rousseau asserts that only the people, who are sovereign, have that all-powerful right.

Leviathan Book by Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan Book
  • Author : Thomas Hobbes
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN Code: 1513279394
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Summary: Written by one of the founders of modern political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes, during the English civil war, Leviathan is an influential work of nonfiction. Regarded as one of the earliest examples of the social contract theory, Leviathan has both historical and philosophical importance. Social contract theory prioritizes the state over the individual, claiming that individuals have consented to the surrender of some of their freedoms by participating in society. These surrendered freedoms help ensure that the government can be run easily. In exchange for their sacrifice, the individual is protected and given a place in a steady social order. Articulating this theory, Hobbes argues for a strong, undivided government ruled by an absolute sovereign. To support his argument, Hobbes includes topics of religion, human nature and taxation. Separated into four sections, Hobbes claims his theory to be the resolution of the civil war that raged on as he wrote, creating chaos and taking causalities. The first section, Of Man discusses the role human nature and instinct plays in the formation of government. The second section, Of Commonwealth explains the definition, implications, types, and rules of succession in a commonwealth government. Of a Christian Commonwealth imagines the religion’s role government and societal moral standards. Finally, Hobbes closes his argument with Of the Kingdom of Darkness. Through the use of philosophical theory and historical study, Thomas Hobbes attempts to convince citizens to consider the cost and reward of being governed. Without an understanding of the sociopolitical theories that keep government bodies in power, subjects can easily become complicit or allow society to slip into anarchy. Created during a brutal civil war, Hobbes hoped to educate and persuade his peers. Though Leviathan was a work of controversy in its time, Hobbes’ theories and prose has survived centuries, shaping the ideas of modern philosophy. This edition of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes is now presented with a stunning new cover design and is printed in an easy-to-read font. With these accommodations, Leviathan is accessible and applicable to contemporary readers.

Two Treatises on Government Book by John Locke

Two Treatises on Government Book
  • Author : John Locke
  • Publisher : Industrial Systems Research
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN Code: 0906321476
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Summary: John Lockes 1690 book is one of the most important and influential works on government ever published. The first part demolishes the main authoritarian/totalitarian ideology of its day: the doctrine of the divine right of kings to absolute arbitrary power over their subjects. The second sets out the real social origins, functions, and limits of government. Locke demonstrates that far from God and natural law ordaining all-powerful hereditary dictatorship, the only legitimate form of government is one established by the consent of the people and committed to upholding their fundamental human rights to life, liberty, and property. The book justified the Glorious Revolution establishing parliamentary government in England and was an inspiration behind the American Declaration of Independence a century later. Around the world, it continues to have a profound influence on the theory and practice of limited representative government and the protection of basic rights and freedoms under the rule of law. However, the book is now well over 300 years old and present-day readers find its language difficult to follow and understand in places. This version translates the work into current English and seeks to make its substantive content clearer. Literalness and original word order and grammar are retained as far as possible. Nonetheless, the primary objective has been to improve the readability of the text in order to better convey its meaning. The considerable distance in time between the two documents has inevitably meant a considerable difference in conventional writing styles. In addition, much of Lockes analysis is intrinsically highly complex and subtle. Thus, this new version diverges significantly from the original throughout.

Adam in Seventeenth Century Political Writing in England and New England Book by Julia Ipgrave

Adam in Seventeenth Century Political Writing in England and New England Book
  • Author : Julia Ipgrave
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-08-25
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1317185595
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Summary: Designed to contribute to a greater understanding of the religious foundations of seventeenth century political writing, this study offers a detailed exploration of the significance of the figure and story of Adam at that time. The book investigates seventeenth-century writings from England and New England-examining writings by Roger Williams and John Eliot, Gerrard Winstanley, John Milton, and John Locke-to explore the varying significance afforded to the Biblical figure of Adam in theories of the polity. In so doing, it counters over-simplified views of modern secular political thought breaking free from the confines of religion, by showing the diversity of political models and possibilities that Adamic theories supported. It provides contextual background for the appreciation of seventeenth-century culture and other cultural artefacts, and feeds into current scholarly interest in the relationship between religion and the public sphere, and in stories of origins and Creation.

Forgotten Intellectual Property Lore Book by Shubha Ghosh

Forgotten Intellectual Property Lore Book
  • Author : Shubha Ghosh
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-30
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1788978714
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Summary: This innovative book explores forgotten disputes over intellectual property and the ways in which creative people and sovereigns have managed these disputes throughout the centuries. With a focus on reform, it raises important questions about the resilience of legal rules and challenges the methodology behind traditional legal analyses. Focusing on lore and traditions, expert contributors incorporate contextual understandings that are rooted in history, sociology, political science, and literary studies into their analyses.

Just Food Book by Jill M. Dieterle

Just Food Book
  • Author : Jill M. Dieterle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-11-09
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1783483881
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Summary: This is a collection of thirteen new philosophical essays exploring the inequities in our contemporary food system. The book addresses topics including food and property, food insecurity, food deserts, food sovereignty, the gendered aspects of food injustice, food and race, and locavorism.

Political Economy, Linguistics and Culture Book by Jürgen Backhaus

Political Economy, Linguistics and Culture Book
  • Author : Jürgen Backhaus
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-12-21
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN Code: 0387733728
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Summary: Social sciences and economics have undergone enormous progress. While certain topics have been fully researched, others have remained largely under-researched or ignored. It is this discrepancy which prompted the research paradigm of "Crossing Bridges". For this volume, ten authors have joined forces to address the problem of under-researched topics, focusing in particular on gaps in interdisciplinary research between economics and other social sciences.

Property, Place and Piracy Book by Martin Fredriksson,James Arvanitakis

Property, Place and Piracy Book
  • Author : Martin Fredriksson,James Arvanitakis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-12
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN Code: 135172021X
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Summary: This book takes the concept of piracy as a starting point to discuss the instability of property as a social construction and how this is spatially situated. Piracy is understood as acts and practices that emerge in zones where the construction and definition of property is ambiguous. Media piracy is a frequently used example where file-sharers and copyright holders argue whether culture and information is a common resource to be freely shared or property to be protected. This book highlights that this is not a dilemma unique to immaterial resources: concepts such as property, ownership and the rights of use are just as diffuse when it comes to spatial resources such as land, water, air or urban space. By structuring the book around this heterogeneous understanding of piracy as an analytical perspective, the editors and contributors advance a trans-disciplinary and multi-theoretical approach to place and property. In doing so, the book moves from theoretical discussions on commons and property to empirical cases concerning access to and appropriation of land, natural and cultural resources. The chapters cover areas such as maritime piracy, the philosophical and legal foundations of property rights, mining and land rights, biopiracy and traditional knowledge, indigenous rights, colonization of space, military expansionism and the enclosure of urban space. This book is essential reading for a variety of disciplines including indigenous studies, cultural studies, geography, political economy, law, environmental studies and all readers concerned with piracy and the ambiguity of property.

Encyclopedia of Human Development Book by Neil J. Salkind

Encyclopedia of Human Development Book
  • Author : Neil J. Salkind
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2005-10-14
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 1616
  • ISBN Code: 1452265399
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Summary: The Encyclopedia of Human Development is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With more than 600 entries, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament, and more.

Private Property Rights and the Environment Book by Shelly Hiller Marguerat

Private Property Rights and the Environment Book
  • Author : Shelly Hiller Marguerat
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-11-11
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN Code: 3319979000
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Summary: This book explores the current notion and definition of property, and its interpretation and implementation in relation to the environment. The author examines two primary problems: the degradation of land, natural resources and animal abuse; and the increasing erosion of private property rights from property owners by the arbitrary interference of state governments. Examining texts from antiquity to contemporary legislation, it portrays the historical development of the understanding of “nature” as “property” and discusses our obligations towards the environment. Drawing on the most influential political-philosophical texts from all periods of property rights history, the author analyzes modern national and international legislation and case law to offer legally-grounded evidence and explanations. This book advocates the incorporation of a formula that guarantees the protection of property rights into the legal system, and imposes clear and effective responsibility on property owners to limit the use of natural resources and the abuse of animals. This book will appeal to practitioners, researchers and students with an interest in environmental and private property law.

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society Book by Austin Sarat

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society Book
  • Author : Austin Sarat
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1786350750
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Summary: Topics covered in this volume include: capital punishment; US abortion law; legal politics of temporality in emergencies; gendered racialization and White supremacy in the US; conflict resolution and legal theory; and self-determination for indigenous peoples in the Pacific.

Pathological Counterinsurgency Book by Samuel R. Greene

Pathological Counterinsurgency Book
  • Author : Samuel R. Greene
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-06-29
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1498538193
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Summary: This book examines expectations that elections will lead to counterinsurgency success through close analysis of four cases where governments were supported by the United States: Vietnam, El Salvador, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Such expectations are unfounded, and contributed to a flawed counterinsurgency strategy by the United States.

The Rule of Law Book by J. Møller,S. Skaaning

The Rule of Law Book
  • Author : J. Møller,S. Skaaning
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-06-12
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN Code: 1137320613
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Summary: Through critical analysis of key concepts and measures of the rule of law, this book shows that the choice of definitions and measures affects descriptive and explanatory findings about nomocracy. It argues a constitutionalist legacy from centuries ago explains why European civilizations display higher adherence to rule of law than other countries.