Two Treatises of Government by John Locke audiobook

Two Treatises of Government

By John Locke
Read by James Langton

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200096480

  • ISBN: 9798200096503

Runtime: 10.04 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Often considered the foundation of political liberalism, John Locke's Two Treatises of Government was first published anonymously in 1689, in the wake of England's Glorious Revolution. In The First Treatise of Government, Locke refutes the idea of divine monarchy, while The Second Treatise of Government articulates Locke's philosophy of government, which he based upon his theories of natural rights and the social contract. In Locke's view, governments' legitimacy is based upon their performance of their proper functions—preservation of the life, liberty, and property rights of their citizens, and protection from those who seek to violate these rights. A radical doctrine at the time of its publication, Locke's theories provided a philosophical basis for many of the principles behind the American Revolution. More than 300 years after the publication of the Two Treatises of Government, Locke's ideas continue to spark debate. A must-listen for anyone interested in the foundations of contemporary political ideology, Locke's hugely influential work will retain its relevance for generations to come.

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Author Bio: John Locke

Author Bio: John Locke

John Locke, FRS (1632–1704) was an influential English philosopher and physician widely known as the father of classical liberalism. The son of an attorney in a middle-class family, Locke attended Oxford and studied medicine. The first earl of Shaftesbury introduced Locke to the world of politics, and early in their association, Locke served as secretary of the Board of Trade and Plantations and secretary to the Lords Proprietors of the Carolinas. In 1696, Locke was made Commissioner of Trade, a position he held for several years. His most well-known works include Two Treatises on Government (1689) and An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690).

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 10.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English