The Two Treatises of Civil Government

The Two Treatises of Civil Government

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John Locke, The Two Treatises of Civil Government (Hollis ed.) [1689]

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Two Treatises of Government, ed. Thomas Hollis (London: A. Millar et al., 1764). Author: John Locke Editor: Thomas Hollis

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Locke’s most famous work of political philosophy began as a reply to Filmer’s defense of the idea of the divine right of kings and ended up becoming an defense of natural rights, especially property rights, and of government limited to protecting those rights. This 1764 edition is famous for being the edition which was widely read in the...

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