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4.0 out of 5 stars This is the standard English edition of Locke's famous text, 6 Nov 2000
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This review is from: Locke: Two Treatises of Government Student edition (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought) (Paperback)
There are many cheap paperback editions of Locke's 'Two Treatises' but this has become the standard. Laslett's excellent introduction is almost a work in itself and shows how close attention to historiographical detail can completely transform the meaning of a text. The traditional view that Locke was writing in defense of the glorious Revolution of 1688 is undermined by his detailed argument that only a small portion of the book was composed after that event, and that most of it was written to defend the failed attempt to exclude the Duke of York (the future James II) from the throne. The Two Treatises themselves are well annotated by Laslett who provides much useful information. In short, if you are a student looking for copy of the Two Treatises, make sure you use this edition!
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Posted on 20 Feb 2011 13:29:13 GMT
Derek Jones says:
This is NOT the Laslett edition. I realize it is not your fault that your review of the Laslett edition appears here as a review of the quite different Kindle edition. Amazon frequently takes the review of a particular edition of a work and uses it as a review for other editions, often rendering the review meaningless. Amazon should get its act together on this matter.

Posted on 20 Feb 2011 13:34:18 GMT
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