This volume offers two complementary works by John Locke, unabridged, in modernized, annotated texts - the only available edition priced for classroom use. Of interest to students and instructors of philosophy, political theory, and education, these important works shed light on conceptions of reason and freedom essential for understanding Locke's philosophy. With renewed interest in the relations between politics and education, Locke's epistemological and educational writings take on added significance. Read alongside Locke's political writings, these works allow the reader to develop a deeper appreciation of the various interconnected concerns at the core of Lockean liberalism. Grant and Tarcov provide a concise introduction, a note on the texts, and a select bibliography.
Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1- (A-), University of Frankfurt (Main) (IEAS), course: Englisch Seminar - John Locke, Didaktik, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: “If they come not to their books with some kind of liking and relish, it is no wo nder their thoughts should be perpetually shifting from what disgusts them, and seek better entertainment in more pleasing objects after which they will unavoidable be gadding.“ 1 John Locke ́s “Some Thoughts Concerning Education” occupies an important place in the history of educational theory 2 , though only a scanty reference can be made to it here. The aim of that work is to point out Locke ́s basic ideals concerning the human race and in how far education needs careful consideration. Furthermore it should become clear which methods John Locke prefers and in how far they are useful for reality, nowadays and also in the past. In order to find out the important aspects there will be first of all given a brief biography of John Locke so that it will become possible to reconstruct the activities in his life and how they influenced his writings, especially the work that should be discussed here in the first place.
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Locke's Education for Liberty presents an analysis of the crucial but often underestimated place of education and the family within Lockean liberalism. Nathan Tarcov shows that Locke's neglected work Some Thoughts Concerning Education compares with Plato's Republic and Rousseau's Emile as a treatise on education embodying a comprehensive vision of moral and social life. Locke believed that the family can be the agency, not the enemy, of individual liberty and equality. Tarcov's superb reevaluation reveals to the modern reader a breadth and unity heretofore unrecognized in Locke's thought.