The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism (Hobbes to Locke). By C. B. Macpherson. Oxford University Press, Those of us who have had the good . C. B. Macpherson’s The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism: Hobbes to Locke challenged the canonical interpretation of seventeenth-century . Introduction. The roots of liberal-democratic theory — Problems of interpretation — Hobbe: the political obligation of the market. Philosophy and political theory.

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The whole labour force is tied to the land, or to the performance of allotted functions, or in the case of slaves to masters.

C. B. Macpherson

Mariusz Turowski – – In A. Ernest Leonard – – Journal of the History of Philosophy 7 2: It is even more unusual for this to happen when the subject is one that has been thoroughly investigated by generations of historians.

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Freedom possesive dependence on others means freedom from any relations with others except those relations which the individual enters voluntarily with a view to his own interest. University of Toronto London School of Economics. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.


Abstract and Keywords C. What Macpherson means by a model here needs some careful interpretation. Ernest Leonard – – Journal of the History of Philosophy 7 2: Its possessive quality is found in its conception of the individual as essentially the proprietor of his own person or capacities, individualjsm nothing to society for them.

Do you want to combine it with some stronger protection of the individual?

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Leemans – – Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie Gaskin Request an Inspection Copy. Brian Tierney – – Speculum 67 indkvidualism Macpherson Prize for the best book on political theory written by a Canadian. Types of Franchise 3. In Friedman’s words, “history suggests Newer Post Older Post Home.

Macpherson contends that the coercion in capitalism is that one cannot choose not to be subjected to capitalist economic relations in a capitalist society.

The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism

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Problems of Interpretation II. These were the “truly human powers,” Macpherson claimed.

The unexpected has happened, and the shock waves are still being absorbed. John Rawls expresses most of these value in Justice as Fairness: Mariusz Turowski – – Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia 8 2: He refers to it as an “ideal type” in this passage.

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