By Harry Binswanger
More than anyone since Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, John Locke was responsible for the existence of the United States. He virtually created the theory of individual rights, and all the Founding Fathers were thoroughly schooled in his Second Treatise of Government.
These three lectures present and evaluate Locke’s philosophy, with emphasis on his politics—and end with a discussion of how Ayn Rand’s philosophy holds the solution to problems raised by Locke’s ideas.
(MP3 download; 4 hrs., 24 min., with Q & A, 189.78 MB)