God, Locke, and Equality: Christian Foundations in Locke's Political Thought

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 14, 2002 - History - 263 pages
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Jeremy Waldron, one of the leading political philosophers of our time, looks at the principle of equality in the thought of John Locke, and the extent to which this is grounded in Christian principles. Throughout the text, Waldron discusses contemporary approaches to equality and rival interpretations of Locke, making his book unusually accessible and intellectually exciting. It will be of interest to philosophers, political theorists, lawyers and theologians around the world. Jeremy Waldron is the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor at Columbia Law School and Director of Columbia's Center for Law and Philosophy. Waldron has taught and lectured at UC Berkeley, Princeton University, Edinburgh University, Oxford University and Cambridge University. His books include The Dignity of Legislation (Cambridge, 1999), The Right to Private Property (Oxford, 1988) and The Law (Routledge, 1990). Waldron contributes to the London Review of Books and the New York Times Book Review.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Adam and Eve
21
Species and the Shape of Equality
44
The Democratic Intellect
83
Kings Fathers Voters Subjects and Crooks
108
Disproportionate and Unequal Possession
151
By Our Saviours Interpretation
188
Tolerating Atheists?
217
Bibliography
244
Index
255
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Jeremy Waldron is one of the world's leading philosophers of law, whose Seeley Lectures were published by Cambridge as The Dignity of Legislation in 1999.

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