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The Writings of John Locke
This paper provides an in-depth exploration of the three basic aspects of John Locke's works.
# 115069 | 4,028 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 05, 2009 in Political Science (John Locke)

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The paper reviews the three foundational principles associated with John Locke and his works; social contract theory, natural rights theory and Locke's express concerns regarding the need for the separation of religion and state. The paper believes that Locke is one of the most influential thinkers of his day and his legacy is significant in state building as well as in other areas of thought and action among men in civil society.

Social Contract Theory
Natural Rights Theory
Separation of Religion and State

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Arneil, Barbara. John Locke and America: The Defence of English Colonialism. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996.
  • Brown, Gillian. The Consent of the Governed: The Lockean Legacy in Early American Culture. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard Univ. Press. 2001.
  • Dunn, John. The Political Thought of John Locke: An Historical Accountof the Argument of the 'Two Treatises of Government' London: CambridgeUniv. Press, 2006.
  • Dunning, William A. A History of Political Theories from Luther to Montesquieu. New York: Macmillan Co., 1905.
  • Forster, Greg. John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus. Cambridge [UK]: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005.

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