The Second Treatise of Government/A Letter Concerning Toleration #2020

The Second Treatise of Government/A Letter Concerning Toleration By John Locke The Second Treatise of Government A Letter Concerning Toleration The first of these two highly influential documents refutes the concept of monarchy s divine right The second argues for a broad acceptance of alternative religious convictions The basis of social and
  • Title: The Second Treatise of Government/A Letter Concerning Toleration
  • Author: John Locke
  • ISBN: 9780486424644
  • Page: 388
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  • The Second Treatise of Government/A Letter Concerning Toleration By John Locke The first of these two highly influential documents refutes the concept of monarchy s divine right The second argues for a broad acceptance of alternative religious convictions The basis of social and political philosophy for generations, these books laid the foundation of the modern democratic state in England and abroad.
    The Second Treatise of Government/A Letter Concerning Toleration By John Locke Two Treatises of Government Locke s Second Treatise on Civil Government Study Guide Locke s Second Treatise on Civil Government was written by John Locke and published in Summary Read a brief overview of the work, or chapter by chapter summaries. Second Treatise of the Great Seth Second Treatise of Government Summary GradeSaver In the Second Treatise of Government, John Locke discusses men s move from a state of nature characterized by perfect freedom and governed by reason to a civil government in which the authority is vested in a legislative and executive power The major ideas developed throughout the text include popular sovereignty and the consent of the governed, the protection and limitations of Second Treatise of Government Early Modern Texts second part of the two part treatise, were simply lost They contained an extended attack on Sir Robert Filmer s Patriarcha, a defence of the divine right of kings, published in Filmer had died in The lost pages presumably overlapped the attack on the same target that lled Locke s First Treatise of Government and also occupy a good deal of space in the Second. The Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning In The Second Treatise of Government, a major contribution to the principles underlying modern democracies, he achieved two objectives refuting the concept of the divine right of monarchy, and establishing a theory of government based on the ultimate sovereignty of the people. Locke s Second Treatise on Civil Government Chapters A summary of Part X Section in John Locke s Locke s Second Treatise on Civil Government Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Locke s Second Treatise on Civil Government and what it means Perfect for acing essays, tests, and The Project Gutenberg eBook of Second Treatise Of John Locke Two Treatises of Government Britannica Locke returns to political society in Chapter VIII of the second treatise In the community created by the social contract, the will of the majority should prevail, subject to the law of nature The legislative body is central, but it cannot create laws that violate the law of nature, because the enforcement of the natural law regarding life, liberty, and property is the rationale of the whole system. Two Treatises of Government Background, Content, Facts The first treatise is a refutation of the theory of the divine right of kings, and the second is a philosophical treatment of the origins and limits of political authority Two Treatises of Government, major statement of the political philosophy of the English philosopher John Locke, published in .
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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. This was a fascinating read I came to understand Natural Law much better, and it caused me to re think my parenting and my current level of involvement with local government I was intrigued to read several phrases here that ended up in our Declaration of Independence So fun to read the works the Founders read as they were deciding how to form our Republic


    2. A masterpiece that refined ideas of the early political philosophers Aristotle, Hobbes, Rousseau into what became American government I can understand why the Federalist authors relied on Locke and see directly his influence in those works All of the key elements are there libertarianism trade off of commonwealth to protect property against the initiation of force , balance of powers, ultimate recourse of the people, state of nature, benefits of commonwealth, justice He builds with the elements [...]


    3. Really well written and expressed, unlike other certain dense thinkers.However, though he comes to many good conclusions, the premises are definitely wobbly Just a sampling Individual possession as basis for rights oddly enough it is the baptists who should tell us better Man does not possess himself, but is owned by God, therefore everything else he owns, he owns in stewardship for the common good of man Although Locke insists that mixing labor with land makes property, he knew that the claims [...]



    4. Locke is one of the many philosophers I am familiar with through secondary sources but this was my first reading of his work In the Second Treatise of Government, Locke painstakingly covers power in the parental, political, commonwealth, legislative, and tyrannical modes, leading to a conclusion that is equally applicable to social contract theory explicitly put by Jean Jacques Rousseau and the doctrine of the separation of powers What is taken for granted in liberal democracies today has a clea [...]


    5. This book is a collection of the two most important parts of John Locke s political philosophy the Second Treatise of Government and a Letter concerning Toleration both published in 1689, in The Netherlands.In Second Treatise of Government, Locke argues from the perspective of a social contract, like Hobbes and Spinoza before him and Rousseau and Montesquieu after him In the state of nature, mankind is in a perpetual state of war everyone looks pursues his or her own needs and the fruits of labo [...]


    6. 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 Monarchi [...]


    7. Of all the great scientists, philosophers, religious leaders, and political theorists we studied this past semester, John Locke is my favorite.In my oral final, I was asked to summarize each political philosopher with one sentence My sentence for John Locke was, Jefferson, you re welcome The I read of Locke, the I saw Jefferson and I loved it At some point in my reading this book, I scrawled in the cover the following Locke stokes the flames of rebellion, fueled by the embers of righteous self [...]


    8. Tedioso por momentos, explica claramente los derechos que tienen los hombres en cuanto a las sociedades en las que viven y sus gobiernos.


    9. Political power, then, I take to be a right of making laws with penalty of death 2 The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges every one and reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind who will but consult it, that, being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions 3 Nothing was made by God for man to spoil or destroy 14 For in all the states of created beings capable of laws, where there is no law, there is no f [...]


    10. I m reminded of Pastor Wilson s comment The only difference between salad and garbage is timing Locke was a reasonably clever philosopher whose innovative thinking on government and church probably was timely, but his work is looking rather brown and limp right about now He couldn t have predicted Secularism, and it has sucker punched his philosophy He assumes Christianity a safe assumption at the time , but his belief that we can find morality and understand government through natural reason ha [...]


    11. I read the Second Treatise, and quickly browsed the Letter.Observations Christians give Locke a pretty bad rap, which I think is unjust Locke relied heavily upon scripture for making his arguments From what I ve read, his main weakness was in having a less than Calvinist belief as to original sin, but then again, how manyWhat is cool, is finding phrases that our Founders used, for instance in documents such as the Declaration long train of abuses His contract is not different from the covenant t [...]


    12. After reading a book about James Madison author of the first amendment and father of the constitution , I decided to read all of the books that Madison reflected on prior to the Constitutional Convention in 1789 Locke s toleration letter is almost word for word the justification that Madison uses for the separation of church and state.


    13. An excellent summary of the ideas and theories that compromise the society and culture of a capitalist republic Though there are some details that one might dispute, it is clear that Locke is well versed in his theories, and has an understanding of some of the truths behind human nature An excellent place to start for anyone who is interested in beginning a study of Political Philosophy.


    14. Read for Senior Traditio, N term 2010 I don t think that, as a Christian, I should strictly agree with it, although the American in me was amen ing most of the way through I did like how dense this book was think I highlighted something on just about every page That s how foundational this book is to understanding the foundations of the American government.


    15. The material might be dense but Locke writes about some very worthwhile topics that every world citizen should familiarize himself or herself with If we all followed John Locke s ideas, this world would be far less of a mess These are critical ideas that everyone should be at least vaguely familiar with.


    16. While the basis of western government lies upon a foundation of John Locke s writing, we ve pretty much forgotten what he said This is an essential read for just about anybody who wants to say something intelligent about our political situation.


    17. So, I wrote a review for this when I read it but accidentally deleted a whole bunch of reviews when I was reorganizing my shelves So I guess I just have to read them all again so I can give accurate reviews D


    18. I learned a great deal from this book, much about natural law, paternal law and duty, about why man forms society and how legislature works and when it doesn t, about conquering and being conquered it s really a tremendous read There are many truths to be learned here, highly recommend it


    19. We have John Locke and this essay to thank for our fundamental beliefs in inalienable human rights and freedom from tyranny If you want to form a real understanding of these principles, not just regurgitated talking points, then this is the book for you Read this book


    20. This is a fantastic book that brought a lot insight to my study of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution It s slow in some places, but overall it s well worth the time invested in reading it.





    21. Locke writes about the role of government in the Second Thesis and about government s role in religion in the letter on tolerance A good view on the political thinking of the period.


    22. John Locke is now one of my heroes He truly understood governments proper role and how to set it up years before the revolution.


    23. Definitely one of the must read political philosophy books Better than Leviathan but the two must often be read in concert The American Founding Fathers all read Locke.




    24. Locke s understanding of government accounts for much of what is wrong with America I wish I could burn this book from the memories of western culture.


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