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Two Treatises of Government

John Locke

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

James Langton

Length:

10h 2m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

42:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

53:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

50:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

36:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

42:36