John Locke At A Glance

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John Locke At A Glance In 1693, John Locke published a book titled: Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Three key themes addressed in the piece are the development of self-discipline through esteem and shame rather than force or reward; the importance of developing good character; and the prominence of developing reason in a child by treating the child as a rational entity. John Locke’s begins his writings by noting that a sound mind and a sound body is the formula for happiness. A problem arises in that nature rarely supplies an individual with both. Thus, one needs the education to acquire both physical and mental resilience. The goal of education is not to create a scholar, but to create a “virtuous” man. Locke emphasized that for growth
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