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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Locke's Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy

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ISBN13: 9781840144130
ISBN: 1840144130
Published: July 2000
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This is part of a series which aims to make available essays in the history of philosophy. The book presents a collection of essays which explore John Locke's moral, political and legal philosophy.;Specific areas addressed include John Locke and Anglican royalism, dating Locke's ""Second Treatise"", Locke's state of nature, Locke's theory of natural rights, self-ownership, autonomy and property rights, and John Locke's conception of civilized society.

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Part 1 The two treatises in their historical context: revolutionary politics and Locke's ""Two Treatises of Government"", Richard Ashcraft; John Locke and Anglican royalism, Mark Goldie; Locke, Levellers and liberty, D. McNally; dating Locke's second treatise, J.R. Milton; significant silences in Locke's ""Two Treatises of Government"" - constitutional history, contract and law, Martyn P. Thompson.
Part 2 The state of nature and the law of nature: Locke's state of nature - historical fact or moral fiction, Richard Ashcraft; Locke's state of nature in political society, Robert A. Goldwin; a paradox in Locke's theory of natural rights, Jeffrie G. Murphy; Locke, natural law and God - again, Francis Oakley.
Part 3 Property: all things richly to enjoy - economics and politics in Locke's ""Two Treatises of Government"", P.H. Kelly; Locke's theory of appropriation, Karl Olivecrona; self-ownership, autonomy and property rights, Alan Ryan; Locke's account of inheritance and bequest, Jeremy Waldron.
Part 4 Civil society: bright enough for all our purposes - John Locke's conception of civilized society, John Dunn; made by contrivance and the consent of men - abstract principle and historical fact in Locke's political philosophy, Govert den Hartogh; Locke on political obligation, John Kilcullen; Locke's ""Second Treatise"" and the best fence against rebellion, Nathan Tarcov; John Locke - social contract versus political anthropology, Jeremy Waldron.
Part 5 Consent: allegiance and jurisdiction in Locke's doctrine of tacit consent, Julian H. Franklin; express consent and full membership in Locke, Govert den Hartogh; Locke on express and tacit consent, Paul Russell.
Part 6 Slavery and America: so vile and miserable an estate - the problem of slavery in Locke's political thought, James Farr; three approaches to Locke and the slave trade, Wayne Glauser.