An analysis of majority rule in John Locke's Second Treatise

Date

1986

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Abstract

The objective of this thesis is to determine the manner and extent to which John Locke is committed to majority rule by employing a textual analysis of the second book of Two Treatises of Government. The thesis is composed of four chapters. Chapter one captures the controversy surrounding Locke's political theory by discussing a variety of methods that have been applied to study that theory and relating each method to its corresponding interpretation. The ensuing three chapters constitute a comprehensive analysis of majority rule by studying its role in the origin, extent and end of government. This structure is derived from the formal title of the Second Treatise, that is, An Essay Concerning the True Original, Extent and End of Civil Government.

Description

Keywords

Majorities

Citation