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John Locke

Philosopher and Theorist

John Locke studied logic, metaphysics, and medicine. His studies became the basis of his career as an enlightener. He received a good education due to his father's relations and received a degree in medicine.

He was elected as a member of the Royal Society("a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine.") He became the Secretary of Presentations for Shaftesbury and moved to London. Two Treatises of Government sparked his ideas concerning the rights of man and the social contract.


John Locke


John Locke wrote a series of four books known as the "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding". This book examined human knowledge and its nature. He also wrote many more infuential titles including "A Letter Concerning Toleration", "The Reasonableness of Christianity", and "Some Thoughts Concerning Education".

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John Locke is worthy of the Renaissance Hall of Fame. He was a major influence for people against the Church and also on our Constitution. Our inital leaders used Locke's ideas for our governement and this has caused his legacy to live on today. He guided the Board of Trade and became one of the key and infuential members. This also caused him to have a great influence on Western thought.

Jone Locke affected the principles of which the American government was founded. He contributed to the development of liberalism and his essays on religious tolerance triggered the seperation of the Church and State. His theories concerning the separation of Church and State, religious freedom, and liberty, not only influenced European creative people such as the French Enlightenment writer, Voltaire, but also shaped the basis of American thinking from Thomas Jefferson to the people today.

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"No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience" - Locke

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