Hobbes, Locke, and Confusion's Masterpiece: An Examination of Seventeenth-Century Political Philosophy
Ross Harrison, Reader in Philosophy Ross Harrison, Professor of Philosphy and Fellow of King's College Cambridge Ross Harrison
Cambridge University Press, 2003 - History - 281 pages
In this major study of the foundations of modern political theory the eminent political philosopher T.R. Harrison explains, analyzes, and criticizes the work of Hobbes, Locke, and their contemporaries. He provides a full account of the turbulent historical background that shaped the political, intellectual, and religious content of this philosophy. The book explores such questions as the limits of political authority and the relation of the legitimacy of government to the will of its people in non-technical, accessible prose that will appeal to students of philosophy, politics, theology and history.
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