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John Locke was an English philosopher and political theorist during the 1600s.
He was also the founder of British empiricism. He is known for his great contribution to
the Enlightenment period, in which he gave people the idea of natural rights and a
government that protects those rights. John Locke also wrote a famous essay called
Concerning Human Understanding and attacked the theory of divine right of kings
in Two Treatises of Government. John Locke was a very important philosopher and his
ideas effected many people.
John Locke was born in Wrinlington, Somerset on August 29,1632. He lived from
1632 to 1704. He was the son of a puritan lawyer who fought for Cromwell in the English
civil war. The father also named John Locke was a very devoted man to his work and
family and an even-tempered man.John Locke was educated at Westminniser School and
Oxford and later became a tutor at the university. His friends urged him to leave the
church and start writing all of his great ideas, but John Locke said he was not fit for that
calling, so he remained at the Church of England. He had long been interested in
Meteorology and the experimental sciences, especially chemistry. He turned to medicine
and became one of the most known practitioner of his time (Microsoft).
In 1669, Locke became confidential secretary and personal physician to Anthony
Ashley Cooper, later Lord Chancellor, and the first earl of Shaftbury. Locke’s association
with Shaftbury enabled him to meet many of the great men of England, but it also caused
him a great deal of trouble. Shaftbury was indicated for high treason, but Locke was
suspected of disloyalty. In 1685 he left England for Holland after the revolution of 1688
Locke was always very interested in psychology, and in about 1670, some of his
friends begged him to write and publish a paper on limitations of human judgment. He
started to write a few paragraphs, but 20 years passed before he finished because he was
interested in Shaftesbury's political affairs. The result was his great and famous essay
Concerning Human Understanding. In his work he stressed the theory that the human
mind starts as a tabula rasa, which is a wax tablet ready to be used for writing. The mind
has new born ideas, and once men get a greater und
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