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Lecture 17 -  Constitutional Government: Locke, Second Treatise (13-19)

Lecture 17 - Constitutional Government: Locke, Second Treatise (13-19)

This video was recorded at PLSC 114 - Introduction to Political Philosophy. In this lecture, two important issues are addressed in the context of Locke's Second Treatise. First, there is discussion on the role of the executive vis-a-vis the legislative branch of government in Locke's theory of the constitutional state. Second, Locke's political theories are related to the American regime and contemporary American political philosophy. The lecture concludes with John Rawls' book, A Theory of Justice, and how his general theory relates to Locke's political ideas. Reading assignment: John Locke, Second Treatise of Civil Government, 13-19 Resources: John Locke, Second Treatise of Civil Government Courtesy of the University of Adelaide Library Electronic Texts Collection

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