John Locke

1632-1704

Although he completed a philosophical education at Oxford, John Locke declined the offer of a permanent academic position in order to avoid committing himself to a religious order.
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Three Minute Philosophy - John Locke

John Locke

By contrast, Locke chose to avoid controversy by publishing his political writings anonymously. With the Two Treatises of Civil Government (1690) Locke established himself as a political theorist of the highest order. The First Treatise is a detailed refutation of the (now-forgotten) monarchist theories of Robert Filmer, but the Second Treatise of Government offers a systematic account of the foundations of political obligation.
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Part 1, Philosophy Audiobook, by John Locke, Empiricism

My Quotes

  • All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
  • No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
  • The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

More Quotes

  • New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
  • We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
  • What worries you, masters you
  • A sound mind in a sound body, is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
  • Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
  • Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
  • Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.

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John Locke Born And Death



    Born: August 29, 1632, Wrington, United Kingdom





    Died: October 28, 1704, High Laver, United Kingdom



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John Locke Beliefs

Like Hobbes,Locke believed that human nature allowed people to be selfish. This is apparent with the introduction of currency. In a natural state all people were equal and independent, and everyone had a natural right to defend his "Life, health, Liberty, or Possessions".
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