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On Politics and Education (Classics Club)
On Politics and Education - Classics Club Author:John Locke In one luxurious volume... 3 great works of John Locke... the political exile once accused of treason by his King... but who is now honored as the world's -- first and modern democratic thinker -- greatest philosopher since Plato -- Father of modern education. — John Locke was one of those extraordinary men who are years ahead of their time. ... more »Today he is esteemed as one of England's greatest thinkers -- a vital influence on modern-day government, education, religious freedom. But in his own day, he was branded a "radical"... forced to seek political exile in Holland... accused of treasonable conspiracy by his King, James II!
Now, in one volume, you can enjoy three of John Locke's most influential writings. Rarely, if ever, have they been brought together in a single volume:
The Second Treatise on Civil Government: Locke attacks the so-called "divine right go kings" and advocates what we now call democracy. He contends that the state exists for the good of the individual -- therefore the people have a right to govern themselves for their common benefit. His treatise is a classic expression of the principles that led to our own War of Independence.
Letter Concerning Toleration: Locke assails religious persecution and fights for Man's right to worship God freely in any way he wishes. A daring document in its own day, the superb reasoning it presents beams directly on one of the key problems of our own day, too.
Some Thoughts Concerning Education: In a masterpiece of common sense, Locke brilliantly (and informally) tells how a child should be trained -- with emphasis on character, wisdom, behavior. Learning, itself, means little unless we also learn how to live. Every head of a family, every reader is certain to find a world of helpful advice from this amazingly "modern" work.« less