Locke's "Second Treatise of Government" : A Reader's Guide, Hardback Book

Locke's "Second Treatise of Government" : A Reader's Guide Hardback

Part of the A Reader's Guides series


John Lockes Second Treatise of Government is one of the most influential texts in the history of political theory.

It is a staple of undergraduate courses throughout the English-speaking world and continues to inspire and inform contemporary debates in political philosophy.

As such, it is a hugely important and exciting, yet challenging, piece of philosophical writing.

In Lockes Second Treatise of Government: A Readers Guide, Paul Kelly offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical work.

The book offers a detailed review of the key themes and a lucid commentary that will enable readers to rapidly navigate the text.

Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of the text as a whole, the guide explores the complex and important ideas inherent in the text and provides a cogent survey of the reception and influence of Lockes seminal work.

This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 172 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Social & political philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780826492654

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