Second Treatise of Government

Second Treatise of Government The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far reaching in its influence In his provocative page introduction to this edition the late em

  • Title: Second Treatise of Government
  • Author: John Locke C.B. Macpherson
  • ISBN: 9780915144860
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far reaching in its influence In his provocative 15 page introduction to this edition, the late eminent political theorist C B Macpherson examines Locke s arguments for limited, conditional government, private property and right of revolution and suggests reasons for thThe Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far reaching in its influence In his provocative 15 page introduction to this edition, the late eminent political theorist C B Macpherson examines Locke s arguments for limited, conditional government, private property and right of revolution and suggests reasons for the appeal of these arguments in Locke s time and since.

    Second Treatise of Government Summary GradeSaver Second Treatise of Government Summary They cannot be forced into allegiance or fealty to a government The people give up their rights to perfect freedom, judgment, and punishment, and invest these powers in a legislative and executive power Locke does not believe democracy is the only type of valid government, Second Treatise of Government Early Modern Texts Second Treatise John Locke The beginning of political societies society and when they are thus incorporated they can set up whatever form of government they think t But people have been misled by the historical records into thinking that by nature government is SparkNotes Locke s Second Treatise on Civil Government From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Locke s Second Treatise on Civil Government Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. Second Treatise Of Government by John Locke, Paperback The Second Treatise, therefore, makes central the right to property broadly understood as life, liberty and estate, but nonetheless property , and Locke states repeatedly that the function of government is the protection of this right His implicit suggestion is that a truly limited government requires that there be a center of power Second Treatise of Government Summary and Analysis of Second Treatise of Government Summary and Analysis of Chapter II Of the State of Nature In regards to murder, in a state of nature where no one magistrate has the power, every man has the power to kill a murderer because there are no reparations possible in this case Just as a man would kill a wild beast that shed the blood of a human, Second Treatise of Government Hackett Classics John Jan , Second Treatise of Government Hackett Classics John Locke, C B Macpherson on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far reaching in its influence In his provocative page introduction to this edition

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      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name John Locke was an English philosopher Locke is considered the first of the British Empiricists, but is equally important to social contract theory His ideas had enormous influence on the development of epistemology and political philosophy, and he is widely regarded as one of the most influential Enlightenment thinkers and contributors to liberal theory His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries This influence is reflected in the American Declaration of Independence.Locke s theory of mind is often cited as the origin for modern conceptions of identity and the self , figuring prominently in the later works of philosophers such as David Hume, Jean Jacques Rousseau and Immanuel Kant Locke was the first Western philosopher to define the self through a continuity of consciousness He also postulated that the mind was a blank slate or tabula rasa that is, contrary to Cartesian or Christian philosophy, Locke maintained that people are born without innate ideas.

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    1. ‎دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب از دو رساله، دربارهٔ حکومت و دولت تشکیل شده است و میتوان گفت که مشهورترین اثرِ <جان لاک> پس از کتاب "رساله ای دربارهٔ فهم انسان" میباشد پایهٔ فلسفهٔ این کتاب بر مبنایِ طبیعتِ وجودیِ انسان و سیاست میباشد و همانطور که برخی از شما عزیزان میدانید، فلس [...]


    2. "3. Political power, then, I take to be a right of making laws with penalties of death, and consequently all less penalties, for the regulating and preserving of [private] property, and of employing the force of the community, in the execution of such laws, and in the defence of the common-wealth from foreign injury; and all this only for the public good."So I finally have read political philosophy that makes sense. This is the philosopher that Thomas Jefferson and James Madison swore by and who [...]


    3. 100 things I’ve learned† from Ayn Rand'sJohn Locke’s “Second Treatise of Government”:1. God gave the world to Adam, and his successive heirs.2. Therefore, by the natural laws of succession (i.e. primogeniture), that means everything in the world should now be owned by one supreme King.3. Hmmm. That doesn’t sound so good. 4. Hey! What’s that over there!?5. As I was saying, everything in the world is owned in common by everyone.6. But not like the stupid way the English do it with [...]


    4. It feels sort of like Hobbes for optimists, except he places a much higher emphasis on personal vs. collective property rights, which comes across as the precursor to most of the capitalist-oriented d-bag philopshy that's sprouted up in the past century. The notion that not being able to personally own something makes it useless and trifiling to us gets its foundation here. I could see Karl Marx frothing at the mouth and writing some bitter diatribe after reading something like this. I was also [...]


    5. الدولة إنما نشأت لحماية حقوق طبيعية كانت قائمة وتنازل الفرد عن جزء من حقوقه إنما ليضمن لنفسه ما تبقى من حقوق وحريات أساسية ،، وليس في وسع الأفراد منح الحاكم سلطة غير محدودة لأنهم لا يملكون هذه السلطة وبالتالي لايمكن أن تكون سلطة الحاكم مطلقة إذ هي محدودة بطبيعتها وإذا حاول ا [...]


    6. This book was assigned reading for the "Social and Political Philosophy" class at Loyola University Chicago. It's a rewarding, yet easy, read.John Locke's Second Treatise has long been mentioned as a major factor in forming the mindsets of the authors of the Constitution of the USA. There is certainly, as Wittgenstein would put it, "a family resemblance", but a study of the library contents of the period indicates that actually it may not have been much read at the time. It certainly wasn't his [...]


    7. Even if all of the concepts in this book are bullshit it is still an important read because powerful people thought it was important. I enjoy the idea that property is a product of labour, but it really doesn't hold up in most circumstances, and especially not in our world of scarce resources (I can't just pick a plum and claim it mine). I like the idea of a 'state of war' in which all the rights and duties fly out the window. But, when do I know if I'm in a state of war. And, furthermore, if by [...]


    8. As Professor Turner says, "John Locke is the Dr. Dre of American political thought; he got all this gangster shit started"


    9. A book much talked about (sometimes maligned) but rarely read. There are several good reasons, namely Locke articulates a rather clear and logically coherent theory of resistance--but more on that later.Like Hobbes and Rousseau, albeit with different and more godly conclusions, Locke analyzes man in his state of nature. What is this state of nature? It is men living together in reason without a common superior (III.19). If that is so, then why would anyone surrender a portion of his liberty and [...]


    10. The gist of Locke's political philosophy is amazing, especially in the context of when it was written, but I was disappointed with his fuzziness in a few areas:Property rights: What if property rights protection causes more harm than benefit to an impoverished local population? Locke's defence of property rights is based, after all, on his proposition that private ownership is preferable to letting resources go to waste. Unfortunately, it seems that what constitutes "going to waste" is subjectiv [...]


    11. Reflexiona sobre los fundamentos del liberalismo político y sobre el origen, extensión y finalidad del gobierno civil. Aunque estoy en desacuerdo con gran parte de lo que expresa en este libro, me ha resultado una lectura muy amena y sugestiva.Empieza definiendo el poder político, el cual se entiende como el derecho de legislar y imponer penas a los transgresores de las leyes con el objeto de preservar y regular la propiedad, ampliar la fuerza de la comunidad en la ejecución de las leyes y e [...]


    12. Job Title: Men of Industry Organization: Locke’s Utopia (as outlined in Second Treatise of Government) Location: The CommonwealthSalary: Depending on experience and circumstanceFT (+ over) Job Description: Under general supervision of God, men of industry are responsible for making the land productive, working to ensure individual prosperity, which will secure civil harmony so man’s true destiny and society’s objecktives are met. Specific areas of responsibility include: -Self-preservation [...]


    13. This is a classic text for political science and worth reading to understand the argument that democracy and property rights are instrumentally tied - even if you read with an eye to critiquing this argument.



    14. Whether or not Hegel was right that history is inevitably moving in a positive direction, he was most assuredly right that History is moving a direction that can limelight past social contradictions. When we look at Locke we see Hegel’s claim completely vindicated. His Second Treatise is both revolutionary for its time, and conservative for ours. Moreover, Locke, while challenging mainstream Political Theory of his day (e.g Men are beasts in a state of war, and Kings have divine rights, and Mo [...]



    15. I've "read" this one twice now and apparently have the same reaction to it. Whereas before, when I read this as a wee bitty freshman in college, and I am now more seasoned to see even more bullshit in this text than before.Unfortunately, Locke and I will never get along. I understand the pertinence of this text in relation to the ultimate project of America's Founding Fathers. I understand that Locke's analysis of property is essential in understanding modern day capitalism - especially as it re [...]


    16. Locke's political theory begins with the state of nature where men have perfect freedom within the bounds of the law of nature to pursue what is necessary for their preservation. In the state of nature also is a state of equality "wherein all the power and jurisdiction is reciprocal, no one having more than another." In this state of freedom and equality, the law of nature is that each ought to respect each other's ends so that the state of nature is a state of balance. The state of nature is no [...]


    17. I think that the best description for this book is that it formed much of the Founding Fathers' source code behind their political thought, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution. Now, we largely take it for granted that all men are created equal and are endowed with natural rights. In 1690, in a time when the Divine Right of Kings was still very much in acceptance, Locke's contention that all men are have the same natural rights was a revolutionary notion which he developed in ju [...]


    18. Very important material presented in a way that comes off as dull and dry. (Maybe it was dull and dry back then too). While every thinking person should have a notion of what Mr. Locke was trying to get across they should not suffer through the original text. A square deal might be reading a well thought out synopsis with snippets of the most important text. It's interesting to read about his postulations of society citing both nature and scripture. His establishment of family building is off, f [...]


    19. قبل اولا انصح به وبشدة اولا الكتاب ده نسختين , واحدة كاملة وهى 19 فصل , واخرى ناقصة ودى مطبوعات الهيئة اعتقد الكتاب يخفى اكتر بكثير مما يظهر , وخصوصا على الصعيد السياسى قدر لوك يعالج مشاكل كتير جدا لكن عمله الواضح الاكيد هو انه ارسى قواعد واسس عليها اتبنى مستقبل الفكر السياسى مج [...]


    20. Locke has been considered father of liberalism and for valid reasons. His Second Treatise of Government is an answer to Hobbes' Leviathan. It also sets the basis for a social contract theory based on a state of nature, but unlike Hobbes he brings God into the equation. It is interesting that for Locke property means "life, liberty and estate". Locke also sparks controversy today because of his advocacy for slavery as he put it "master has authority over his slaves". Yet he says that people have [...]


    21. يوضح هذا الكتاب لمن يقرأه سبب الأزمة التي نعانيها في التحول للدولة المدنية، فنحن قد إتخذنا الدولة المدنية نظاماً وغاية دون أن نمر أو نعي أو نفهم الفلسفة والأفكار القائمة عليها هذه الدولة، وبطبيعة الحال، لم نتشربها، لكي نفهم "الإحتياج القاهر للدولة المدنية" جون لوك هنا يقول [...]


    22. Very helpful if you want to understand governmenthad to read it for my modern political theory class (I thought I put it up here that I was reading thisoh well lol)ok readr academic purposes .I'm not a libertarian sobut still this is a vital in political theory and anyone who fancies themselves "political" or aspires to be.ould read this one


    23. Libro de lectura obligada en la Universidad, junto con otros tantos clásicos. Pero hay libros que te marcan y libros que no. ¿Verdad? Bueno, éste fue un libro que en algún punto me marcó (así, en esos términos, él me marcó a mí). Siempre admiré esa solidez de pensamiento.



    24. “Mine!”It begins early with a child yelling, “Mine!” We have all heard him/her bursting into tears and the quick crawl/run/waddle to a parent claiming the injustice of lost property. From an early age, we feel the seemingly self-evident truth of private property. We were given an object; we collected items; we connected those items in ways that made a new and much better object.In all of these scenarios, we learned the idea of “mine.” In John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government, [...]


    25. One of the most important works in political philosophy, this work contains convincing accounts of why a minimal state with limited powers, serves people best, to protect their properties. A common misconception is that Locke is just concerned with 'property rights' and he is well-known for his 'labour theory of value', which conceives how people can acquire property legitimately. But by 'property' in this work, Locke has a wider definition in mind; it means "life, liberties and estates". From t [...]


    26. “… it is no less their duty, to love others than themselves; for seeing those things which are equal, must needs all have one measure; if I cannot but wish to receive good, even as much at every man´s hands, as any man can wish unto his own soul, how should I look to have any part of my desire herein satisfied, unless myself be careful to satisfy the like desire, which is undoubtedly in other men, being of one and the same nature? To have any thing offered them repugnant to this desire, mus [...]


    27. Reading Locke's thought on one's man power and creation of commonwealth and how it is favourable reminds me of how flawed democracy is. Man in nature is unable to give up their power to be shared and it is clear that monarchy was prefered during his time.Evolution of democracy and how commonwealth is formed proves healthier government - which it is hard to achieve when one man decides for all, instead taking all decision into one, because by then taking majority voices supressed the voice of min [...]


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