In A Letter Concerning Toleration, composed as early as 1667 but not published for political reasons until 1689 — after the "Glorious Revolution" — Locke pleaded for religious tolerance on grounds similar to his argument for political freedom, i.e., that all men are by nature "free, equal, and independent," and are entitled to freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and freedom of worship. To help guarantee the latter freedom, Locke called for separation of church and state.
The basis of social and political philosophy for generations, these works laid the foundation of the modern democratic state in England and abroad. Their enduring importance makes them essential reading for students of philosophy, history, and political science.
his provocative 15-page introduction to this edition, the late eminent
political theorist C. B. Macpherson examines Locke's arguments for
limited, conditional government, private property, and right of
revolution and suggests reasons for the appeal of these arguments in
Locke's time and since.
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Locke’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the major works
* All the treatises, with individual contents tables
* Features rare essays appearing for the first time in digital publishing
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Features Locke’s rare poetry – first time in digital print
* Includes Locke’s letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence
* Features two biographies - discover Locke’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
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AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING
A LETTER CONCERNING TOLERATION, 1689
A SECOND LETTER CONCERNING TOLERATION
A THIRD LETTER FOR TOLERATION
A FOURTH LETTER FOR TOLERATION
TWO TREATISES OF GOVERNMENT
SOME CONSIDERATIONS ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE LOWERING OF INTEREST AND THE RAISING OF THE VALUE OF MONEY
FURTHER CONSIDERATIONS CONSIDERING RAISING THE VALUE OF MONEY
SHORT OBSERVATIONS ON A PRINTED PAPER, ENTITLED FOR ENCOURAGING THE COINAGE OF SILVER MONEY IN ENGLAND, AND AFTER FOR KEEPING IT THERE
SOME THOUGHTS CONCERNING EDUCATION
THE REASONABLENESS OF CHRISTIANITY, AS DELIVERED IN THE SCRIPTURES
A VINDICATION OF THE REASONABLENESS OF CHRISTIANITY
A SECOND VINDICATION OF THE REASONABLENESS OF CHRISTIANITY
A PARAPHRASE AND NOTES ON THE EPISTLES OF ST. PAUL TO THE GALATIANS, 1 AND 2 CORINTHIANS, ROMANS, EPHESIANS
SOME THOUGHTS ON THE CONDUCT OF THE UNDERSTANDING
MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS OF JOHN LOCKE
THE POEMS OF JOHN LOCKE
THE LIFE OF JOHN LOCKE BY PIERRE DES MAIZEAUX
JOHN LOCKE BY LESLIE STEPHEN
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From the ineffectiveness of physical punishment to the best methods of teaching foreign languages and table manners, these essays comprise an enlightened view of childhood and education that revolutionized educational theory. Locke stressed the teaching of rational thinking, moral dependability, and social grace in the classroom, with the aim of helping students to not only reflect but take action.
Locke's writings on education are enlightening reading for philosophy students, teachers, and for anyone interested in educational reform.