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5.05H Enlightenment Award Winner

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Melissa Saccente

on 5 November 2012

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Transcript of 5.05H Enlightenment Award Winner

JOHN LOCKE And the Enlightenment Award Goes To... The award for the most enlightened thinker goes to John Locke... Locke had this idea, that everybody, under any circumstances, should have rights. Locke believed every person was born with them. He made people realize that no matter what everybody had rights. John Locke had many, many achievements. Some of which include that he was one of the very first philosophers to accept and spread the idea of democratic government. He also founded the school of empiricism. He argued the age of reason that all people had the right to life, liberty, and property. He also wrote two treatises of government. A huge impact in social life now from Locke would be that everybody is treated equally. Everyone does have the right to life, liberty, and property. Without John Locke, things wouldn't of been the same. I'm sure somebody would have argued the fact, but no body would be as brave as John Locke when he stood up for out rights. For that everyone should be forever grateful. It would of taken a lot longer to get things going if Locke didn't start things when he did.
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