John Locke

Nikki James Period 5

Born August 29 1632 - Death October 28 1704

  • Locke's theory of mind is often cited as the origin of modern conceptions of identity and the self.
  • the first to define the self through a continuity of consciousness.

Thoughts on Government

  • Legislative and Executive powers
  • denies that churches should have coercive powers over their members
  • men are naturally free

Quotes made by John Locke

  • New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common
  • All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty and possessions.
  • No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.