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

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Hardback 276 Pages / Published: 10/10/2002
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This is a concise and profound book from one of the world's leading political and legal philosophers about a major theme, equality, and the proposition that humans are all one another's equals. Jeremy Waldron explores the implications of this fundamental tenet for law, politics, society and economy in the company of John Locke, whose work Waldron regards 'as well-worked-out a theory of basic equality as we have in the canon of political philosophy'. Throughout the text, which is based on the Carlyle Lectures given in Oxford in 1999, Jeremy Waldron discusses contemporary approaches to equality and rival interpretations of Locke, and this dual agenda gives the whole an unusual degree of accessibility and intellectual excitement, of interest to philosophers, political theorists, lawyers and theologians around the world.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521810012
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


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'Waldron's scholarly abilities and empathy for his subject are everywhere apparent in this nuanced study ... This book can serve as a model for those who specialize in the discipline of analytical political and legal theory ... Waldron's study of Locke is lucid and well-organized ...'. Donald J. Dietrich, Boston College
'... lucid and highly engaging ... complex yet accessible ... Other books have stressed the role of religion in Locke's political thought, but none has demonstrated the enduring philosophical relevance and integrity of Locke's religious views as convincingly as Waldron's. Its bold and intriguing insights urge us to rethink the place of religion within liberalism.' History of Political Thought
"Extremely well-written and detailed, Waldron's God, Locke and Equality provides a nuanced treatment that deftly handles the complexity of Locke's corpus and yet manages to provide a non-anachronistic and largely coherent version of Locke's treatment of basic equality." -Philosophy in Review
"This is a fascinating book[...]God, Locke, and Equality is a challenging and fascinating read." -First Things
"Mr. Waldron's Locke reverberates far beyond the boundaries of this book. Readers of the Scriblerian can learn from Mr. Waldron to think of Locke's trinity of religion, politics, and philosophy as central to his legacy and the compound of religion and politics as foundational to his philosophy." -Richard E. Brantley, University of Florida, The Scriblerian

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