John Locke

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John Locke was born on August 29, 1632 the son of a country attorney and. Locke grew up in and during the civil war. In 1652, he entered the Christ Church (Oxford) where he remained as a student and teacher for many years. Locke taught and lectured in Greek, rhetoric, and Moral philosophy. Locke, after reading works of Descartes, developed a strong interest in contemporary philosophical and scientific questions and theories. In 1666, Locke met Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper, and from then on, this lifelong relationship and association helped to change the course of Locke’s career. Cooper made Locke his personal secretary and confidential adviser. In 1675, Locke became very ill and was forced to leave his employment and reside for four years in…show more content…
I was brought up in a freedom loving home; with family in either the military or business, I’m fairly sure that this had an influence on me and on what experiences were available to me at a young age. So following the tabula rasa idea, I was taught and learned to love the founding fathers and the ideals of the constitution. As we have studied Locke this semester, and when I was in high school, I have learned where many of the ideas that I have grown to like come from. This guided me to read more of John Locke’s work and solidified the influence he has had on my thoughts politically and otherwise. Men are not entirely evil in nature, and all are created equal, men and women alike. I couldn’t agree more and this is what I have been taught at home and religiously and when I got to an age to question things and decide if I agreed with what I had been taught I felt it was accurate. When you compare two people there is no reason to suggest that one is any better than the other, while they may have chosen different paths or had different experiences and values, they are each people and have the same value as a person. John Locke lobbied that everyone starts on an equal playing field. People then derive value from what they do, in many cases what labor it is that they

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