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Title:
John Locke's liberalism
Author:
Grant, Ruth Weissbourd, 1951-
ISBN:
9780226306070
Publication Information:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1987.
Physical Description:
ix, 220 p. ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago, 1984.

Includes index.
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In this work, Ruth W. Grant presents a new approach to John Locke's familiar works. Taking the unusual step of relating Locke's Two Treatises to his Essay Concerning Human Understanding , Grant establishes the unity and coherence of Locke's political arguments. She analyzes the Two Treatises as a systematic demonstration of liberal principles of right and power and grounds it in the epistemology set forth in the Essay .


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 The Possibility of Political Theory
Introduction
Two Kinds of Understanding
The Essayand the Two Treatises
The Application and the Foundation of Moral Knowledge
Moral Knowledge and Moral Freedom
Conclusion: Reason and Politics
2 Legitimate and Illegitimate Power: The Normative Theory
The Requirements of Political Theory
Legitimate and Illegitimate Power: The First Treatise
Legitimate and Illegitimate Power: The Second Treatise
3 Legitimate and Illegitimate Power: Practical Tests of the Normative Theory
Introduction
Obligation Resistance
4 Reason and Politics Reconsidered
Introduction Government as Judge Reason, Freedom, Will
Conclusion: Locke and Liberal Theory
Bibliography
Index