Frequently the most enduring and timeless political philosophy is written in response to the major social and political upheavals of a particular human era. John Locke and Karl Marx are excellent examples. Both formulated their ideas in periods when fundamental economic transformation spawned political and social change. Locke wrote during the period when feudal aristocracy was finally and firmly displaced by bourgeois mercantilism.1 Marx's analyses of labor, ownership, and politics were prompted by the Industrial Revolution.2 Their insights and concerns are firmly rooted in specific historical circumstances, yet the relevance and importance of their philosophies clearly transcend the eras in which they labored.


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  • Gerard Elfstrom
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  1. 1.Auburn UniversityAlabamaUSA

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