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Table of Contents of Locke's Two Treatises. The options for viewing the text is based upon the level of indentation of the ToC. To view just the text in the Preface (and no text from Book I or Book II) click on "Preface"; to view all the chapters of Book I (and not the Preface or any of Book II) click on "Of Government: Book I"; to view all the chapters in Book II (and none of the Preface or none of Book I) click on "Of Civil Government: Book II). If you wish to view just a single chapter then click on the link to that specific chapter. Whether you are viewing a section, book, or individual chapter only the footnotes for that part of the text will be displayed at the end of the file.
- Of Government: Book I
- Chap. I.
- Chap. II. Of Paternal and Regal Power.
- Chap. III. Of Adam’s Title to Sovereignty By Creation.
- Chap. IV. Of Adam’s Title to Sovereignty By Donation, Gen. I. 28.
- Chap. V. Of Adam’s Title to Sovereignty By the Subjection of Eve.
- Chap. VI. Of Adam’s Title to Sovereignty By Fatherhood.
- Chap. VII. Of Fatherhood and Property Considered Together As Fountains of Sovereignty.
- Chap. VIII. Of the Conveyance of Adam’s Sovereign Monarchical Power.
- Chap. IX. Of Monarchy, By Inheritance From Adam.
- Chap. X. Of the Heir to Adam’s Monarchical Power.
- Chap. XI. Who Heir?
- Of Civil-government: Book II
- Chap. I.
- Chap. II. Of the State of Nature.
- Chap. III. Of the State of War.
- Chap. IV. Of Slavery.
- Chap. V. Of Property.
- Chap. VI. Of Paternal Power.
- Chap. VII. Of Political Or Civil Society.
- Chap. VIII. Of the Beginning of Political Societies.
- Chap. IX. Of the Ends of Political Society and Government.
- Chap. X. Of the Forms of a Common-wealth.
- Chap. XI. Of the Extent of the Legislative Power.
- Chap. XII. Of the Legislative, Executive, and Federative Power of the Common-wealth.
- Chap. XIII. Of the Subordination of the Powers of the Common-wealth.
- Chap. XIV. Of Prerogative.
- Chap. XV. Of Paternal, Political, and Despotical Power, Considered Together.
- Chap. XVI. Of Conquest.
- Chap. XVII. Of Usurpation.
- Chap. XVIII. Of Tyranny.
- Chap. XIX. Of the Dissolution of Government.