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Published: 01 September 2016

240 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198732440

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Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

John Locke
Edited by Mark Goldie

Oxford World's Classics

  • This highly approachable volume combines two of Western philosophy's greatest texts on just government and tolerance, issues at the forefront of modern debates on freedom and society
  • Locke's Second Treatise of Government is one of the classics of political philosophy, and a foundational text of modern liberalism. Its theory of the just society is a timeless examinaiton of human nature
  • A Letter Concerning Toleration has special relevance in today's multi-faith culture, and with regard to the relationship of religious institutions to the state
  • This new edition considers the importance of Locke's texts and the contested nature of his reputation
  • The text of the Second Treatise is that of 1714, the final edition to incorporate Locke's own amendments
  • There is no Penguin edition of either of these two works