Two Treatises of Government & A Letter Concerning Toleration

Two Treatises of Government A Letter Concerning Toleration John Locke s Two Treatises of Government are considered to be some of the most important works of western philosophy ever written In the first treatise Locke disputes the divine right of monarchial ru

  • Title: Two Treatises of Government & A Letter Concerning Toleration
  • Author: John Locke
  • ISBN: 9781420924930
  • Page: 495
  • Format: paper
  • John Locke s Two Treatises of Government are considered to be some of the most important works of western philosophy ever written In the first treatise Locke disputes the divine right of monarchial rule principle that is put forth in the book Patriarcha by Sir Robert Filmer In the second treatise Locke sets forth the basic principles of natural law that lay the foundJohn Locke s Two Treatises of Government are considered to be some of the most important works of western philosophy ever written In the first treatise Locke disputes the divine right of monarchial rule principle that is put forth in the book Patriarcha by Sir Robert Filmer In the second treatise Locke sets forth the basic principles of natural law that lay the foundation for basic human rights and the government of man Also contained within this volume is the shorter work, A Letter Concerning Toleration.

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    1. As I was finishing Locke and beginning to put this review together, a news story came to my attention which, in a circuitous manner, reminded me of why I felt the need to do some (re)reading about liberalism this year. A FRIVOLOUS DIGRESSIONAn American woman was going through security at Frankfurt International Airport when she was taken aside and told that her carry-on bag contained too many liquids, and that she would have to either dispose of a stick of deodorant in her bag or put it in her c [...]

    2. I was already familiar with Locke before reading this, but I'm blown away at his clarity and insight. Most Americans think they know Locke, but really don't. We're vaguely familiar with the ideas, but can't articulate them, and frequently scorn them. The First Treatise is kind of tedious, aimed at knocking down the then-recent concept of the divine right of kings. He tackles it from every single angle possible. The Second Treatise is astoundingly clear, refreshing, and compelling. Many ideas are [...]

    3. I have a new Brow-Bruising Read. John Locke's Two Treatises of Government and a Letter Concerning Toleration is one of the most influential works of political philosophy ever published. It's also quite a slog to get through. Without a doubt the most brutal part of Two Treatises is the first treatise in which Locke provides an exhaustive refutation to Sir Robert Filmer's Patriarcha. The biggest issue I had with the treatise is not necessarily how it is written, although I did find it redundant an [...]

    4. Separation of powers, separation of church and State and taxation without the consent of the governed. Sound familiar? It doesn’t take long to see that Locke’s Second Treatise on Government is the philosophical grandfather to the American Revolution. One hundred years after it was written, many of Locke’s principles were etched out by Thomas Jefferson’s quill. For Locke, civil government was a tool to maximize individual freedom while providing protection and a forum to resolve disputes. [...]

    5. Say what you will about the theology of Richard Dawkins and other Gnu Atheists, but there is no sense in which the theology of actual religious people is more sophisticated.In the first of his Two Treatises, Locke argues against Robert Filmer's justifications of monarchy through divine right, largely on biblical grounds, and like Filmer himself, he uses literalist readings when convenient (and from whichever version and language is most so), and argues from (what he imagines to be) the spirit of [...]

    6. This is one of the most important works ever written. In the Second Treatise, Locke lays down the theory of natural law and how it relates to the individual as well as to government. Although he was not the first or the only writer tp elaborate such a theory, his interpretation is clear and eloquent, as can be seen in its use in the Declaration of Independence. The First Treatise was basically a refutation of the now obscure authoritarian work "Patriarcha" by Sir Robert Filmer. Although it is an [...]

    7. The first treatise is almost entirely irrelevant - as a refutation of absolute monarchy you would think it would at least be interesting, but it's clear that Locke is not dealing with anyone who actually formulated the argument for absolute monarchy cogently.The second treatise is, of course, the point. And while I think Locke laid out his political principles pretty well, I was actually kind of struck by how unmoved I was. I generally agree with his political philosophy and think his right of r [...]

    8. I can think of nothing more empowering than to learn Natural Law by Reading Locke's Two Treatises of Civil Government ollbertyfund/?option=coConfused about how you fit in the world? This will improve your Perspective of Reality. Natural Law:How WE THE PEOPLE got to July 4, 1776 donmashaksmn10judicialdistrictReading Locke's 2 Treatises of government & learning Natural Law should be as inspirational as this song by Katy Perry - Firework youtu/QGJuMBdaqIwThe Purpose of government is to give eac [...]

    9. I read the Second Treatise on Government as part of my Great Works Project. I'm not going to lie: this was tough. I had a hard time maintaining interest, despite the fact that this book is pretty essential reading for any American who wants to understand more about the the Founding Fathers and the ideas that frame our government. What can I say I've become what the Founders would have despised- I take my freedoms too much for granted.

    10. Extremely influential work referenced by the Founding Fathers. You can see why they call The Declaration of Independence a Lockeian document. Locke argues against the right of kings and claims that all men have equal right to life, liberty and the pursuit of property. He also adds that the right to govern comes from the people who turn this God-given right over to the people they choose to govern in their behalf.

    11. So Prof. Shapiro edited and contributed to this book (he also teaches Moral Foundation of Politics, which I read this book for). Can I say (and I know I am risking being called a dork) that I love Locke? I think he's brilliant and when I read this, it really grabbed me as a logical and moral way of thinking of human nature and the responsibilities of government.

    12. hey! he wrote my constitutionnda. well read the us constitution with this in the other hand. you ll see what i mean.

    13. Excellent version of Locke's writings! This is a must-read for anyone who may want to discover the origin of natural rights philosophy and individualism in the political realm.

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