The Two Treatises of Civil Government (Hollis ed.)
Locke’s most famous work of political philosophy began as a reply to Filmer’s defense of the idea of the divine right of kings and ended up becoming a defense of natural rights, especially property rights, and of government limited to protecting those rights. This 1764 edition is famous for being the edition which was widely read in the American colonies on the eve of the Revolution.
Two Treatises of Government, ed. Thomas Hollis (London: A. Millar et al., 1764).
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Table of Contents
- CONTENTS OF BOOK I
- OF GOVERNMENT
- 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
- 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.