John Locke

English Philosopher

Background of John Locke

He was born on August 29, 1632. He went to college at Oxford and studied medicine, which played a central role in his life. He was the author of several books. He wrote about topics such as education, political philosophy, and how beliefs differ from opinions. He was a very influential person, and had an impact on several issues. He died on October 28, 1704.

Who is he? What did he think?

John Locke was a influential philosopher that had a big impact on Western philosophy. He had a theory that at birth the mind was like a blank slate, and as people experienced things, things were added to the slate to remember. He was commonly known as the "Father of Liberalism". He was an Enlightenment thinker, which means he believed in reason and individualism rather than tradition.