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  • 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

  • John Locke

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    Englishmen, John Locke. John Locke was a philosophical influence in both political theory and theoretical philosophy, which was embraced among the era of 1789-1914 and the concept of equal rights among men. John Locke’s writings influenced the works of multiple diplomats concerning liberty and the social contract between society and the government. Locke’s ideology of man and power was the base for the concept of separation of powers. As one of the enlightenment thinkers, John Locke wrote the Two

  • Biography of John Locke

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    John Locke was a British born philosopher, physician, and writer that played a significant role in the framework of The United States. He was born in Wrington, England on August 29th, 1632. A father, also named John, who was a country lawyer, and his mother Anges Keene, raised Locke. Both his parents were Puritans, which influenced his later work immensely ("John Locke"). Locke’s parents sent him to the famous Westminister School in London where he was led by Alexander Popham, a member of Parliament

  • Tolerance By John Locke

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    how to tolerate others. John Locke agrees with what Dalai thinks is the best way to tolerate others in order to stay happy because the majority respects the rights of others; even if they are their enemy; on the basis of wanting their own rights to be respected. John Locke was born in 1632 in Wrighton, Somerset. His father was a lawyer and small landowner who had fought on the side of Parliamentarian during the English Civil War of the 1640s. At Oxford John Locke studied medicine, which would

  • John Locke Essay

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    John Locke John Locke, born on Aug. 29, 1632, in Somerset, England, was an English philosopher and political theorist. Locke was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he followed the traditional classical curriculum and then turned to the study of medicine and science, receiving a medical degree, but his interest in philosophy was reawakened by the study of Descartes. He then joined the household of Anthony Ashley Cooper, later the earl of Shaftesbury, as a personal physician at first, becoming

  • Essay John Locke

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    In this essay I argue that the late philosopher Locke has the most compelling theory of metaphysics. First, I explain Locke’s point that all humans are born as Tabula Rasa, in order to gain basic understanding of where Locke begins his theory. Second, I discuss how Locke argues how we obtain knowledge, empiricism and representationalism, and knowledge about the work varies between strong and weak inferences. Third, I will provide counter examples to Locke’s ideas, and will explain why these counter

  • John Locke And The Locke Of The United States

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    From Aristotle to John Locke to Thomas Jefferson, the ideas of great philosophers influenced the foundations of the United States. When Jefferson began writing the Declaration of Independence, he wanted to make this new country based on the basic fundamentals. He wanted to base the country on what was considered the natural laws. Jefferson had many philosophical minds to ponder when writing the document, such as Aristotle and most importantly John Locke. The writings of John Locke were basic in the

  • John Locke And The Self

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    John Locke and “the Self” Like Hobbes, John Locke was influenced by the scientific revolution and civil war. His notions about the self reflect a concern with all of these realms, names, religion, science, politics and social life. Locke believes in order to exist after death, there has to be a person after death who is the same person as the person who died. Consciousness can be transferred from on substance to another, and thus, while the soul is changed, consciousness remains the same, thereby

  • Influence On John Locke

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    Early in his life, John Locke was influenced by Lord Ashley, who became the Earl of Shaftsbury. Ashley’s influence on Locke's political philosophy and profession were immense. The Lord’s view of government and how it should rule never left Locke as evident by his writing. John Locke studied medicine at Oxford, where he became a prominent philosopher in 17th Century England. His works included such topics as political philosophy, epistemology, and education. Locke began teaching sweeping ideas concerning

  • Philosophy Of John Locke

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    The Philosophy of John Locke John Locke was born on August 29, 1632 in Wrington, England. His father was a lawyer and worked in the military during the English civil war. Locke was raised with puritan beliefs and received a thorough education because of his dad’s connection to the English government. During his time in school, Locke received the honor of “King’s Scholar” which paved the way for him to attended Christ Church, Oxford in 1652. In Oxford, Locke studied mathematics, metaphysics, and multiple