Synopses & Reviews
This is a new revised version of Dr. Laslett's standard edition of Two Treatises. First published in 1960, and based on an analysis of the whole body of Locke's publications, writings, and papers. The Introduction and text have been revised to incorporate references to recent scholarship since the second edition and the bibliography has been updated.
A revised version of Peter Laslett's acclaimed Two Treatises of Government, widely recognised as a classic text in the history of ideas.
A revised version of Peter Laslett's acclaimed Two Treatises of Government, widely recognised as one of the classic pieces of recent scholarship in the history of ideas. This new edition revises Dr Laslett's second edition (1970) and includes an updated bibliography, a guide to further reading and a fully reset and revised introduction which surveys recent advances in Locke scholarship.
Originally published in 1960, this analysis of all of Locke's publications quickly became established as the standard edition of the Treatises as well as a work of political theory in its own right.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Part I. Introduction: 1. The book; 2. Locke the man and Locke the writer; 3. Two Treatises of Government and the revolution of 1688; 4. Locke and Hobbes; 5. The social and political theory of Two Treatises of Government; 6. Addendum: the dating of the composition of Two Treatises; Editorial note; Part II. The Text: 7. Preface; 8. First treatise; 9. Second treatise; Suggested reading; Bibliography; Index.