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John Locke: The First & Second Treatises of Government [Kindle Edition]

John Locke

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• This edition contains John Locke's First and Second Treatises of Government, which are generally published as two volumes.

First published in 1689, Locke argues that government cannot be justified by an appeal to the divine right of the monarchy. In his Second Treatise, Locke outlines his theory of civil society. He argues that men are all equal in the state of nature by God, and he argues that legitimate governments rule by the consent of the people their government.

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Seventeenth century philosopher John Locke (1632 - 1704) founded the British Empiricism school of thought, and wrote extensively on limited, liberal government.

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About the Author

About The Author John Locke (1632—1704) was one of the most influential theorists during the 17th century. He is the founder of the British Empiricism school of thought, and contributed to theories of limited, liberal government.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 576 KB
  • Print Length: 259 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Pearl Necklace Books; 2 edition (9 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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4.0 out of 5 stars the flow of authority 26 July 2014
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I see where the founding fathers got the idea that the government's authority came from the people and not from God like the King thought. It is the opinion of the Courts that the government's authority comes from God and not from the people. That is why the States and the federal governments are sovereign.
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One of the great books in the canon of Western civilization!!!

Locke's ideas are the foundation upon which the Anglo American Liberal Movement built the most humane & successful civilizations in the history of the human race.

Charles David Edinger
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read 10 Feb. 2014
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If you want to understand the thinking of the founding generation, this is the book. This was a prelude to Common Sense.
5.0 out of 5 stars John Lock's views , A plus A plus !! 22 Nov. 2014
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King James English is a bit tough to read but the message is explicit. Very instructional read.
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