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John Locke

A short presentation of Locke's life and political philosophy.

Jacob Kernan

on 17 December 2010

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John Locke
1632-1704 By Jacob Kernan Born 1632 in Wrington, England Attended Westminster school in 1647 In 1952 went to Christ Church, Oxford Born to Puritan parents Located in London Entered at the age of 20 After 1663 Locke decided to become a doctor, thus began his tutelage by Dr. David Thomas This lead to Locke's meeting with
Lord Ashley (aka Lord Shaftesbury)
in 1666
In 1667 Locke went to live
at Lord Ashley's Esate
in London He was originaly
Ashley's physician Went to France in 1674 and
remained there until 1683
when Locke went to Holland
in exile

While there finished an
Essay Concerning Human Understanding Returned to England in 1688
and was involved in politics until
1700 He then retired and died in 1704 Publised his works Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration anonymously (He was unmarried and with no children) Social
Theory In the state of Nature
all Men are Free In this state is great danger, so Men agree
to create Societies, and Governments to
Protect them
Men give up some rights in order
to be governed,but some are
retained as undeniable rights Leaders agree to rule
in the interests of the people
and the people agree to be
ruled, thus the "Contract"
is forged Should the Contract be breached
by a now tyrannical Government
the People have the right to
change it. Humans are born with
no inate knowledge Knowledge and ideas come
from experience Experience breaks down to two concepts
Sensation & Reflection How we understand
the external world
How we interpret sensation
and our thoughts Ideas are concieved
from Sensation and
Reflection Knowledge can be discovered
by Reason and Reason alone The End
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