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on 4 December 2013
Locke's Two Treatises of Government redefined the concept of the citizen and the citizen's relation with the state. To this day it still holds a relevant and honoured position in political philosophy. Breaking the tradition of the political structure of absolute monarchy, Locke proposed for what was in its day a ground breaking new move in which the individual was empowered and consequently entitled to a set of rights that fed the enlightened rhetoric of two revolutions; the American War of Independence and the French Revolution and influenced two of the greatest documents of our history that of the Civil Bill of Rights and the Declaration of the Rights of Man. Suffice to say this book and a tremendous impact on humanity and it will continue to do so for a very long time to come.
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on 20 March 2016
An interesting, if wordy, read. Far-sighted recommendations, from a leading political philosopher, on the desirable features of a just government of the future. The fact that many of these recommendations seemed groundbreaking at the time, but are now standard features of national constitutions, underlines the genius of Locke, all those centuries ago.
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on 24 July 2017
A man of his age who changed the thinking of that age. In some ways for the better but, sadly in other ways for the worse.
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on 27 April 2017
Very good, as described
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on 16 April 2015
This version of the book only contains the second half! It's called 'Two' Treatises of Government, only the second treatise is there, disappointed.
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on 28 May 2017
Printed by Amazon and unfortunately could have done with some quality control, there are some typesetting errors such as what looks like a missed chapter heading for chapter 3
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on 14 November 2016
This print only contains a few chapters from the second treatise of government.

It's also awful to read since the whole text is in one paragraph.

I'm talking about the reprint published by CreateSpace. Avoid it.
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on 25 May 2017
Pretty much what you'd expect but well presented and clear.
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on 5 September 2017
Only the second treatise is here
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on 12 August 2013
Obviously, Locke's classic text is near-necessary reading for anyone interested in political philosophy or politics in general. For the price, this edition is very good and with the lack of any Penguin or Oxford, I would dare say it is the best available. All text is eligible and I haven't spotted any typos or misprints (yet). The pages are also a nice size, so note-taking is easy. Overall, I would recommend this edition.
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