Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration
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 remain vital 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 and the 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.
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John Locke Ian Shapiro. EDITQRIAL CQMMITTEE FQR Rethinking the Western Tradition David Bromwich Yale University Gerald Graff University of Illinois at ...
Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration ]OHN LOCKE Edited and with an Introduction by Ian Shapiro with essays by John Dunn Ruth W. Grant Ian Shapiro ...
John Locke Ian Shapiro ... Chair of the Department of Political Science at Yale University. Contents Introduction: Reading Locke Today Ian Shapiro Note on the.
Introduction: Reading Locke Today IAN SHAPIRO Old books are read for many reasons. Intrinsic enjoyment is one. Coming to grips with the past is another.
John Locke Ian Shapiro. life spanned one of the most tumultuous periods of English history. He was ten years old when England became divided by civil war ...