John Locke was a great English philosopher and enlightenment thinker. Check out more about him and his childhood, in this brief biography given below.
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Famous as: Philosopher
Born on: 29 August 1632 Famous 29th August Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Virgo Famous Virgos
Born in: Wrington, Somerset, England
Died on: 28 October 1704
place of death: Essex, England
epitaphs: Stop Traveller! Near this place lieth John Locke. If you ask what kind of a man he was, he answers that he lived content with his own small fortune. Bred a scholar, he made his learning subservient only to the cause of truth. This thou will learn from his
father: John Locke
mother: Agnes Keene
education: Westminster School, Christ Church, Oxford, University of Oxford
Works & Achievements: A Letter Concerning Toleration, A Second Letter Concerning Toleration, A Third Letter for Toleration, Two Treatises of Government, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Some Thoughts Concerning Education, The Reasonableness of Christianity, as Delivered in the Scriptures and A Vindication of the Reasonableness of Christianity
John Locke was an outstanding English philosopher and physician, extensively known as the "Father of Liberalism". He was also admired as one of the most prominent Enlightenment thinkers. Locke also devoted equal contribution to the social contract theory. Also, his works showered a great impact on the epistemology and political philosophy development. The writings of John Locke have inspired many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers like Voltaire and Rousseau as well as revolutionaries from United States. Also, in the American Declaration of Independence, Locke's input to classical republicanism and liberal theory can be clearly seen. His theory of mind is frequently quoted as the origin of modern conceptions of identity and the self. He was the first to provide a definition of the self, using a continuity of consciousness. Locke figured out that the mind was a blank state and we are born without any inborn ideas, the knowledge is acquired only by the experiences.
JOHN LOCKE TIMELINE
John Locke was born.
Was enrolled in the Westminster School.
Got bachelor’s degree.
Acquired a master’s degree.
Acquired a bachelor of medicine.
Moved to Shaftesbury's home.
Served as Secretary of the Board of Trade and Plantations and Secretary to the Lords and Proprietors of the Carolinas.
Got involved in politics
Traveled across France.
Returned back to London.
Moved to Netherlands.
His major works got published.
John Locke died.
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