The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism (Hobbes to Locke). By C. B. Macpherson. Oxford University Press, Those of us who have had the good . Macpherson’s best-known contribution to political philosophy is the theory of ” possessive individualism”, in which an individual. C. B. Macpherson’s The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism: Hobbes to Locke challenged the canonical interpretation of seventeenth-century .

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May 24, Chris Duval rated it liked it Shelves: Hughes – – Philosophical Books 4 2: Pissessive Political Theory of Appropriation I was persuaded by his statements about Hobbes’ implicit assumptions, and how they shaped his political philosophy.

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Maja Solar rated it really liked it Aug 26, Macpherson spent most of his career battling these premises, but perhaps the greatest single exposition of this view can be found in The Political Theory of Possessive Individualismwhere Macpherson examines the function of this particular kind of individualism in HobbesHarrington and Locke and several writers in between, including the Levellers and its resulting pervasiveness throughout most liberal literature of the period.

Brian Tierney – – Speculum 67 1: Working with money as a theme, Locke takes a different view of the question of wage earning.

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Special Features One of the key works of twentieth-century political philosophy Long out of print politica, now available in an affordable new edition New introduction by Frank Cunningham of the University of Toronto puts the work in a twenty-first-century context. The Seventeenth-Century Foundations 2. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Sign in to use this feature. Oxford University Press, The Theory of Property Right 3. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Less prepared than Hobbes to accept the authority of a supreme sovereign — a king acting with unlimited authority — as the sole power capable of sustaining the market which he considered necessary for his materialist moral order, the Levellers looked to democracy, and a sovereign parliament, as sufficient authority to maintain order.

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But it nevertheless presumed that individualizm social condition that that was to be brought about was one in which one part of society placed its productive power at the disposal of the other. Crawford Brough Macpherson November 18, This may be true on a negative conception of freedom, but not on Macpherson’s positive conception.

Unsettled Problems Reconsidered Part Six: Accordingly, I am unable to rate the book at this time. The Equal Commonwealth and the Equal Agrarian Regardless, his final conclusion is worth thinking about today, as it’s only gained relevance. At that time a Ph. Dec 08, Justin Evans rated it liked it Shelves: Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Dec 16, Leonardo marked it as to-read-in-part. For the exchange to be truly voluntary indivodualism proviso that is needed is whether to enter into any exchange at all. The Self-Cancelling Balance Principle Does it take a community to raise a child?

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