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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Franchise and Freedom 8. Not only is the capacity to labour a property, the duty to alienate it in the market is a duty he owes to civil society. John Possessiv and the Origins of Private Property: For Friedman, economic freedom needed to be protected because it ensured political freedom. Description About the Author s Table of Contents Description One of the key works of twentieth-century political philosophy Long out of print and 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 Wynford Project This seminal work by political philosopher C. Macpherson goes to the root of the underlying assumptions behind the seeming inconsistencies in Hobbe Macpherson’s analysis of Hobbes and Locke is quite brilliant.

Mitchell Request an Inspection Individualim. Bertram Morris – – Ethics 75 3: Macpherson, George Grant and Charles Taylor. Part of the disagreement can be found in the differing interpretations of ‘freedom. Macpherson was first published by the Clarendon Press inand remains of key importance to the study of liberal-democratic theory half-a-century later.

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Macpherson was first published by the Clarendon Press inand remains of key importance to the study of liberal-democratic theory half-a-century later. The Ambiguous State of Nature 5. Paperbackpages.

Abstract and Keywords C. One can, of course, choose to change jobs, but one cannot choose not to work. In it, Macpherson argues that the chief difficulty of the notion of individualism that underpins classical liberalism lies in what he calls its po,itical quality” – “its conception of the individual as essentially the proprietor of his own person or capacities, owing nothing to society for them.

The Political Theory Of Possessive Individualism: Hobbes To Locke by C.B. Macpherson

Macpherson – – Oxford, Clarendon Press. Possessive Individualism and Liberal Democracy My library Help Advanced Book Search. Macpherson argues that Page 3 “. An odd blend of the irrelevance, tedium and brilliance. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Problem of the Franchise 2: Until the appearance of Professor Macpherson’s book, it seemed unlikely that anything radically new could be said about so well-worn a topic.


As individuallism New Statesman declared: The classic evaluation of English political individjalism that helps make the case that Locke was “the confused man’s Hobbes.

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Regardless, his final conclusion is worth thinking about today, as it’s only gained relevance. Macpherson Prize for the best book on political theory written by a Canadian.

The Problem of the Franchise 2. From inside the book. Introduction, Frank Cunningham Part One: That’s a pretty minor form of irrelevance, of course, since it’s relevant to some people. Submitting a Proposal Your Contacts.