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By Edward Feser

The philosophy of John Locke has dramatically formed the best way we are living this day. he's quoted within the announcement of Independence and has had an enduring impression on lots of our political platforms, shaping our rules on rights, govt via consent, spiritual toleration, psychology and empirical technological know-how. suggestion by way of many to be the necessary thinker of the fashionable age, his rules are the major to realizing society and politics within the West. during this obtainable creation, Edward Feser explores Locke in old context in addition to his lasting impression, and appears seriously at his legacy. during this, the writer argues, we discover the origins of the various conflicts that dominate sleek Western social and political life.

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