John Locke’s work has made it on virtually every intro to political philosophy syllabus, while responses to Locke’s arguments have fallen totally by the wayside. Most political philosophers would find it hard to name a single one of Locke’s contemporaneous critics; the project here is to reinvigorate and rescue these critics from the archives and present them in a readable, OCR-error free format, which has not previously been done online. Where source documents are sufficiently readable, I’ve uploaded them as PDFs. This project is a work in progress. Please contact me if you notice any errors or have any suggestions to offer.
A Letter Concerning Toleration – John Locke, 1689
- The Argument Of The Letter Concerning Toleration, Briefly Consider’d And Answer’d – Jonas Proast, 1690.
- A Third Letter Concerning Toleration: In Defense of the Argument of the Letter concerning Toleration, briefly Consider’d and Answer’d – Jonas Proast, 1691.
- The Nature of the Kingdom, or Church, of Christ – Benjamin Hoady, 1717.
First Treatise – John Locke, 1689
- An Essay Upon Government Wherein The Republican Schemes Reviv’d by Mr. Lock, Dr. Blackal, &c. Are Fairly Consider’d and Refuted – Anonymous, 1705.
Second Treatise – John Locke, 1689
- Passive Obedience OR The Christian Doctrine Of Not Resisting The Supreme Power, Proved And Vindicated Upon The Principles Of The Law Of Nature In A Discourse Delivered At The Chapel Of Trinity College, Dublin – George Berkeley, 1712.
- Of The Original Contract – David Hume, 1748.
- The Evil Consequences Arising from the Propagation of Mr Locke’s Democratical Principles – Josiah Tucker, 1783.
- The Principles Of Government, In A Dialogue Between A Scholar And A Peasant – Sir William Jones, 1783.
- The Duty of Submission to Civil Government Explained – William Paley, 1785.
- Some Considerations on Mr. Locke’s Scheme of deriving Government from an Original Compact – George Horne, 1792.