'Man being born...to perfect freedom...hath by nature a power...to preserve his property, that is, his life, liberty and estate.' Locke's Second Treatise of Government (1689) is one of the great classics of political philosophy, widely regarded as the foundational text of modern liberalism. In it Locke insists on majority rule, and regards no government as legitimate unless it has the consent of the people. He sets aside people's ethnicities, religions, and cultures and envisages political societies which command our assent because they meet our elemental needs simply as humans. His work helped to entrench ideas of a social contract, human rights, and protection of property as the guiding principles for just actions and just societies. Published in the same year, A Letter Concerning Toleration aimed to end Christianity's wars of religion and called for the separation of church and state so that everyone could enjoy freedom of conscience. In this edition of these two major works, Mark Goldie considers the contested nature of Locke's reputation, which is often appropriated by opposing political and religious ideologies. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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.
Two Treatises of Government is the most famous and influential defense of limited government ever published. Written during a period of increasing opposition to the restored English monarchy, this work was published anonymously in 1689. It is a classic account of natural rights, social contract, government by consent, and the right of revolution. This presentation discusses the life of John Locke, the evolution of his ideas, and the political conflicts in seventeenth-century England which led to the writing of Two Treatises of Government. The famous Second Treatise, which contains Locke's central ideas on rights, government, and revolution, is examined in detail. Special attention is given to Locke's theory of private property, which has influenced law and government for over two centuries. The Giants of Political Thought series is an easy and entertaining way to broaden your mind and your awareness of great ideas.
In order to save his own life, Donovan Creed signs on as bodyguard to the most famous gambler in Las Vegas history, Jim "Lucky" Peters. Lucky, worth millions, has hit a losing streak and must raise a lot of cash in a short period of time from some of the world's creepiest people. It doesn't take long for Creed to learn that the person who holds the key to his survival is none other than Lucky's smokin' hot wife, Gwen, who has secrets of her own.
A Girl Like You is the next step in the evolution of hit man and former CIA assassin, Donovan Creed. When Rachel Case goes to the doctor for a routine blood test, scientists are astonished to learn she possesses a gene no one else on earth seems to have - a gene that holds the key to protecting the world from the deadliest pandemic in history. When government operatives kidnap Rachel in order to develop a vaccine, her lover, Donovan Creed, realizes the only way he can find Rachel is to enlist the help of her current husband, Sam.
In international best-selling author John Locke's The Love You Crave, the eighth installment in his pulse-pounding Donovan Creed series, the former CIA assassin comes under fire from all sides. But when Creed finds himself up against mob-connected Tony Spumoni, he knows he's in for real trouble. As Creed and Spumoni face off during an increasingly deadly confrontation, events spiral out of control.
Be careful what you wish for! When Buddy Pancake and his drinking buddies stumble across the Wish List website, they jokingly post their "impossible" wishes. Imagine their surprise when, one by one, the wishes start coming true! But Buddy and his pals neglected to read the fine print explaining the price they must pay for the wishes they've been granted. Wish List is a compelling, nail-biting, laugh-out-loud thriller in the tradition of Saving Rachel.
Donovan Creed, former CIA assassin, is a smart-aleck tough guy who can't resist a noble cause. Despite a ton of baggage and a penchant for call girls, he always finds a way to beat the bad guys. In this sequel to Lethal People, Creed is forced to choose between his thriving contract-killer business, his part in the lethal experiment, and his desire to live a normal life with the beautiful Kathleen Gray and her newly adopted daughter, Addie. Before that can happen, he has to take care of some lethal business involving a former lover. Lethal Experiment is a breezy and fun page-turner, featuring grisly humor, outrageous characters, and sexy dialogue. John Locke is the international best-selling author of seven Donovan Creed novels, all of which have made the Amazon/Kindle Top 20 Best Seller's List. Saving Rachel held the #1 spot for more than three weeks and remains one of the all-time best-selling e-books in the history of publishing. Locke has had four books in the Amazon Kindle Top 10 at the same time, and six in the Top 20. It is estimated that every 7 seconds a John Locke novel is downloaded somewhere in the world.
International best-selling author John Locke made a name for himself by achieving the coveted #1 Amazon Kindle spot-and he went on to sell over a million of his seven action-packed Donovan Creed novels. In Now & Then, the former CIA assassin is ready to unwind on Florida's white sand beaches with his girlfriend Rachel and his stolen billions. But with rabid squirrels, homicidal maniacs, hailstorms, and a gang of deadly pirates, his vacation is anything but relaxing.
In the first of an exciting new series, Donovan Creed, former CIA assassin and a smartaleck tough guy with a heart of bronze, faces his biggest challenge ever. While pursuing a budding romance with the beautiful Kathleen Gray, Creed stumbles upon a plucky, but horribly burned, little girl named Addie Dawes. Creed's suspicion about the fire that killed Addie's family puts him on a collision course with crime boss Joe DeMeo in what soon becomes an issue of kill or be killed. DeMeo, a relentless killer who will stop at nothing to protect his empire, targets Creed and his loved ones for death. But Creed has plans of his own. Employing a bizarre cast of characters, including a giant, a rival crime lord, an angry midget bent on world conquest, and a team of circus clowns, Creed goes on the attack, with hilarious results. Lethal People is a bizarre, breezy and exciting thriller with excellent pacing, snappy dialogue and quirky characters who will keep you chuckling late into the night. "Donovan Creed, a former CIA assassin, is a very tough man with a weakness for very easy women. Meet him in Lethal People-a relentlessly entertaining crime novel that's often LOL funny! The action is fast and furious, the dialogue smart, savvy and sexy, and the story is filled with quirky characters and clever surprises. What more could you want when you turn the last page except the next Donovan Creed crime novel? Patience, please. You'll be reading Creed's next adventure in the very near future. Lucky you!"-Gerald Gross, freelance editor
What if the best morning of your life suddenly turned into your worst nightmare? Sam Case is about to find out. Saving Rachel is the story of what happens when killers force a man to choose between his wife and his mistress . and the one he rejects must die. John Locke is the international best-selling author of seven Donovan Creed novels, all of which have made the Amazon/Kindle Top 20 Best Seller's List. Saving Rachel held the #1 spot for more than three weeks and remains one of the all-time best selling e-books in the history of publishing. Locke has had four books in the Amazon Kindle Top 10 at the same time, and six in the Top 20. It is estimated that every 7 seconds a John Locke novel is downloaded somewhere in the world. "If Dean Koontz collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock at the circus, this would be their brain child."-Vintage DM Book Reviews