John Locke And The Enlightenment Era

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The Enlightenment Era was an era of brilliance skepticism and innovation for the world we humans live on. Ranging from Thomas Hobbes to Rousseau, the Enlightenment Era has revealed many brilliant minds, including the best philosopher of the said time, John Locke. A philosopher and a physician, John Locke was introducing ideas that to others, seemed ridiculous; however, these ideas and beliefs are the ideas that have led our society to the current state we live in. The influence and principles of John Locke had maintained a solid foundation throughout his years he was present and after his death. Which is why, many scholars of the past and present have crowned John Locke to be “The most influential philosopher” of the Enlightenment period, and why many have also crowned him as the father of liberalism. In brief, John Locke and his ethics had proven to stay solid, influencing future minds within the fields of philosophy and political theory.
John Locke was born on August 29, 1632, in Wrington, Somerset, England to John Locke Sr. and Agnes Keene, an average earning family. As a child, John Locke attended West Minster school where he dominated his subjects; As a result, John Locke then transferred to Christ school, Oxford, where he spent his valuable time studying medicine and natural philosophy (science). Without a doubt, John Locke began to form a massive interest in his studies, excelling through school as if it was easy as breathing; For that purpose, John Locke became…
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