An Approach to Political Philosophy: Locke in Contexts

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 18, 1993 - History - 333 pages
An Approach to Political Philosophy: Locke in Contexts brings together Professor Tully's most important and innovative statements on Locke in a systematic treatment of the latter's thought that is at once contextual and critical. Each essay has been rewritten and expanded for this volume, and each seeks to understand a theme of Locke's political philosophy by interpreting it in light of the complex contexts of early modern European political thought and practice. These historical studies are then used in a variety of ways to gain critical perspectives on the assumptions underlying current debates in political philosophy and the history of political thought. The themes treated include government, toleration, discipline, property, aboriginal rights, individualism, power, labor, self-ownership, community, progress, liberty, participation, and revolution.
 

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Contents

An introduction to Lockes political philosophy
9
PROPERTY DISPUTES
69
After the Macpherson thesis
71
The framework of natural rights in Lockes analysis of property
96
Differences in the interpretation of Locke on property
118
Rediscovering America the Two treatises and aboriginal rights
137
GOVERNING SUBJECTS
177
Governing conduct Locke on the reform of thought and behaviour
179
Rights in abilities
242
Progress and scepticism
262
FREEDOM AND REVOLUTION
279
Liberty and natural law
281
Political freedom
315
Index
324
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