Locke's Political Liberty
Readings and Misreadings
Edited by Christophe Miqueu and Mason Chamie
Moving beyond reductive conceptions of Locke as either central or peripheral to the development of Enlightenment thought, historians and philosophers explore how his writings are invoked, exploited or distorted in eighteenth-century reflections on liberty. Analyses of his reception in England and France bring out underlying conceptual differences between the two nations, and extend an ongoing debate about the difficulty of characterising national political epistemologies. The traditional Anglocentric view of Locke and his influence is demystified, and what emerges is a new, more diverse vision of the reception of his political thinking throughout Europe.
Of interest to political philosophers and historians, Locke’s political liberty: readings and misreadings reveals how the issues identified by Locke recur in our own debates about difference, identity and property – his work is as resonant today as it has ever been.
Wilda Anderson, Preface
Christophe Miqueu, Introduction – Beyond canon and revision: exploring Locke’s réception
I: From resistance to toleration
Jean Terrel, Constituent power and resistance: did Locke have any followers?
Pierre Lurbe, Political liberty in John Toland’s Anglia Libera
Daniel Carey, Two strategies on toleration: Locke, Shaftesbury and diversity
Christopher Brooke, ‘Locke en particulier les a traitées exactement dans les mêmes principes que moi’: revisiting the relationship between Locke and Rousseau
Gerhardt Stenger, Liberty and toleration: Locke, Voltaire and ‘laïcité à la française’
II: From propriety to property
Duncan Kelly, The propriety of liberty and the quality of responsible agency
Pierre-Yves Quiviger, Sieyès as a reader of John Locke: metaphysics, politics and law
Jørn Schøsler, The reception of Locke’s political philosophy in Denmark – an historical approach
James Farr, Locke, natural law and New World slavery
Jean-Fabien Spitz, Nozick’s ‘Locke on Property’: an obituary
John Dunn, Postface
Size: 234 × 156 mm
Copyright: © 2009
Publication: May 7, 2009
Series: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 2009:04