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Two Treatises of Civil Government

John Locke

The Two Treatises of Civil Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise is an extended attack on Sir Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, which argued for a divinely-ordained, hereditary, absolute monarchy. The more influential Second Treatise outlines a theory of civil society based on natural rights and contract theory. Locke begins by describing the "state of nature," and goes on to explain the hypothetical rise of property and civilization, asserting that the only legitimate governments are those which have the consent of the people. Locke's ideas heavily influenced both the American and French Revolutions. His notions of people's rights and the role of civil government provided strong support for the intellectual movements of both revolutions. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

The Two Treatises of Civil Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise is an extended attack on Sir Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, which argued for a divinely-ordained, hereditary, absolute monarchy. The more influential Second Treatise outlines a theory of civil society based on natural rights and contract theory. Locke begins by describing the "state of nature," and goes on to explain the hypothetical rise of property and civilization, asserting that the only legitimate governments are those which have the consent of the people. Locke's ideas heavily influenced both the American and French Revolutions. His notions of people's rights and the role of civil government provided strong support for the intellectual movements of both revolutions. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)
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The Two Treatises of Civil Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise is an extended attack on Sir Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, which argued for a divinely-ordained, hereditary, absolute monarchy. The more influential Second Treatise outlines a theory of civil society based on natural rights and contract theory. Locke begins by describing the "state of nature," and goes on to explain the hypothetical rise of property and civilization, asserting that the only legitimate governments are those which have the consent of the people. Locke's ideas heavily influenced both the American and French Revolutions. His notions of people's rights and the role of civil government provided strong support for the intellectual movements of both revolutions. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 4m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

45:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

38:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

41:12