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Yale University Press

Two Treatises of Government and a Letter Concerning Toleration

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Title: Two Treatises of Government and a Letter Concerning Toleration
Author: Locke, John
ISBN: 9780300100181
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 2003
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Publisher Description:
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.