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Two Treatises of Government

Two Treatises of Government is a major work by John Locke in political philosophy.

First Treatise

In the first Treatise, Locke refutes the writing of Sir Robert Filmer’s book Patriarcha[1] and rejects the notion of the "Divine right of kings."

Second Treatise

In the second Treatise, Locke lays out the proper role, function, and operation of good government, as well as introduces a lengthy discourse on Natural Law.[1]


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