VII. POLITICAL MODERATION? LOCKE'S SECOND TREATISE
A. Required Readings:
Locke, Two Treatises sections 1-10 [MORGAN: 736-780]
Secondary Literature: read one of the following
Etienne Gilson and Thomas Langan, Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant (New York: Random House, 1963), pp. 212-219.
Frederick Copleston, S.J., A History of Philosophy, Vol V (New York: Image, 1963), pp. 123-142.
James Collins, History of European Philosophy (Milwaukee: Bruce, 1954) pp. 352-363.
B. Writing Assignment:
Write a 3 page paper on the following theme: How does Locke improve on, and moderate, Hobbes' view of man and society?
C. Supplemental Readings:
Pierre Manent. An Intellectual History of Liberalism. Princeton: Princeton University, 1995. pp. 39-52.
Leo Strauss. Natural Right and History. Chicago: Univ Chicago Press, 1953. pp. 202-251.
Leo Strauss. "Locke's Doctrine of Natural Law." In What is Political Philosophy. Free Press: New York, 1959: pp. 197-220.
Robert Goldwin. "John Locke" in History of Political Philosophy, eds. Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey, 3rd ed. (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1987).
John Cox. "Introduction," to Second Treatise of Government. By John Locke. Harlan Davidson, Inc.: Arlington Heights, 1982: vii-xliii.
________. Locke on War and Peace. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1960.
John Dunn. The Political Thought of John Locke: An Historical Account of the Argument of the 'Two Treatises of Government'. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969.
C. B. Macpherson. The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism: Hobbes to Locke. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1962.
Harvey Mansfield. "On the Political Character of Property in Locke." In Powers, Possessions, and Freedom. Edited by A. Kontos. University of Toronto Press: Toronto, 1979: pp. 23-28.
James Tully. A Discourse on Property John Locke and his adversaries. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980.
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