Two Treatises of Government

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Composed by John Locke between 1681 and 1689, the treatises were not published until 1690. Locke's purpose was twofold: in Part I to demolish the divine right of kings theory held by Sir Robert Filmer; and in Part II to establish his own theory of government, resting on the consent of the governed and respect for natural rights.

Subjects: British History.

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John Locke (1632—1704) philosopher