Resource: John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government

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John Locke – Two Treatises of Government

Who was he?

Source: Biography.com

English philosopher John Locke’s works lie at the foundation of modern philosophical empiricism and political liberalism.

“Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.”
—John Locke

Synopsis

John Locke, born on August 29, 1632, in Wrington, Somerset, England, went to

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Philosopher John Locke (1632–1704)

Westminster school and then Christ Church, University of Oxford. At Oxford, he studied medicine, which would play a central role in his life. He became a highly influential philosopher, writing about such topics as political philosophy, epistemology, and education. Locke’s writings helped found modern Western philosophy.

Two-Hour Course of Study on Two Treatises of Government – The Cato Institute

 

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