Second Treatise of Government

Second Treatise of Government

Two Treatises of Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise attacks patriarchalism in the form of sentence-by-sentence refutation of Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, while the Second Treatise outlines Locke's ideas for a more civilized society based on natural rights and contract theory.

John Locke
Project Gutenberg

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Common Core Standards

RI.6 - Author's Purpose, RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument, RI.3 - People & Events, RI.9 - Compare Texts, RI.2 - Main Ideas

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