Locke's 2nd Treatise
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This paper gives a discussion of Locke's 2nd Treatise of Government, including its principal thesis and the rhetorical devices Locke used to develop his argument for constitutional monarchy and revolution against tyrants. The paper also includes an evaluation of the significance of the work intrinsically and relative to the development of political philosophy.
From the Paper:"It is almost a commonplace that John Locke's 'Second Treatise of Government,' written in and published in... develops the view that people who are living under tyrannical rule are completely justified in overthrowing the tyrant and reconfiguring their mode of political governance. How that idea could have been promulgated by a British subject having lifelong loyalty to the Protestant English crown may seem odd until the facts of Locke's life are placed in the context of English history in particular. The history of England during his lifetime..."
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