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SECOND TREATISE OF GOVERNMENT

by

John Locke


"The First Treatise is focused on the refutation of Sir Robert Filmer, in particular his Patriarcha, which argued that civil society was founded on a divinely sanctioned patriarchalism... The Second Treatise outlines a theory of civil society. John Locke... argues that all men are created equal... Explaining that the only legitimate governments are those that have the consent of the people. " More