Foundations of Government
Contributions to English Government
1689 - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
- Principle source of empiricism in modern philosophy
- First- divine rights of kings defies common sense
- Second- political power is a right of making laws with Penalties of Death
- Rejected papal infallibility
- Drafted English Bill of Rights
- King does not have a divine right to rule
Contributions to United States Government
- First philosopher of the Enlightenment
- Formulated the expression of liberalism
- Standard source in the philosophy of education
- Influenced the foundation of modern Western philosophy
- Believed in natural rights of life
- Believed there is a social contract between the government and the people governed
- Inspired the Constitution of the Unite States
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