This is the second volume in the "Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers". "Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers" provides comprehensive accounts of the works of seminal conservative thinkers from a variety of periods, disciplines and traditions - the first series of its kind. Even the selection of thinkers adds another aspect to conservative thinking, including not only theorists but also thinkers in literary forms and those who are also practitioners. The series comprises twenty volumes, each including an intellectual biography, historical context, critical exposition of the thinker's work, reception and influence, contemporary relevance, bibliography including references to electronic resources and an index.
Eric Mack is Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University, USA, and the author of numerous articles in scholarly journals on libertarian philosophy. Dr Meadowcroft is Lecturer in Public Policy at King's College London and the author of The Ethics of the Market (Palgrave, 2005) and co-author of Rescuing Social Capital from Social Democracy (Institute of Economic Affairs, 2007).
Series Introduction; Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I: Intellectual Biography; Chapter 1. The Historical and Ideological Context of Locke's Political Philosophy; Part II: Critical Exposition; Chapter 2. Natural Freedom, Natural Law, and Natural Rights; Chapter 3. More State of Nature Rights; Chapter 4. From the State of Nature to the State; Chapter 5. Conquest, Resistance, and Dissolution; Chapter 6. Locke on Toleration; Part III: Reception and Contemporary Relevance; Chapter 7. The Reception and Philosophical Legacy of Locke's Political Philosophy; 1. The Reception of Locke's Political Thought; 2. Individualism and Rights; 3. The Role and Character of Rights; 4. Property Rights and Prosperity; 5. Consent and State Legitimacy; Bibliography; Index.