John Locke

The Enlightenment Figures- Philosopher

John Locke

-Was a social contract theorist. The social theory protected the natural rights of life, liberty, and property.

-Birth Date: 1632 Death date: 1704

-Education- Oxford academic and medical reasearcher

- Job- Was a social contract theorist

- Background Information- His meeting with the Lord Ashely in 1666

- What is famous for- Most influential of the Enlightenment thinkers and know as "Father of classical liberalism.

-John Locke was a social contract theorist. The social contract theory was to protect the natural rights of life, liberty, and property.

Beliefs On Government

John Locke believed that ''men are free and equal against claims that God had made all people naturally subject to a monarch''.

Quotes

-My figure John Locke believed "that men are free and equal against claims that God had made all people naturally subject to monarch"
-The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings may be able of law, where there is no law , there is no freedom.

An Opponent

-The Pope or the King and Queen would be an opponent because they believes that they should be the only ruler and to be no government.

-They want to have all power and they say that in the bible they are the ruler and that is against the law.