Who is John Locke?

  • (noun): English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704).
    Synonyms: Locke

John Locke

John Locke FRS ( /ˈlɒk/; 29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704), widely known as the Father of Classical Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work had a great impact upon the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the United States Declaration of Independence.

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John Locke - List of Major Works - Major Unpublished or Posthumous Manuscripts
... (1660) First Tract of Government (or the English Tract) (c.1662) Second Tract of Government (or the Latin Tract) (1664) Questions Concerning the Law of Nature (definitive Latin text, with facing accurate English trans ... in Robert Horwitz et al ...
Locke (surname) - People With This Surname
... Alain LeRoy Locke (1885–1954), African American educator, writer, and philosopher ... David Ross Locke (1833–1888), American journalist and humourist, also known by the pseudonym Petroleum V ... Nasby Dean Jewett Locke (1823–1887), doctor, founder of Lockeford, California Edwin A ...
John Locke (Lost)
... John Locke is a fictional character played by Terry O'Quinn on the ABC television series Lost ... He is named after English philosopher John Locke ... a supporting role for his portrayal of Locke ...
Richard Alpert (Lost) - Character Biography
... As Faraday worked, John Locke (Terry O'Quinn) walked into the camp, having followed a young Charles Widmore (younger, Tom Connolly older, Alan Dale) to their location ... Locke attempts to continue a conversation he began with Alpert in the future, but was met with skepticism ... He told a reluctant Alpert if he was suspicious of Locke's claims of time travel, Alpert should visit Locke's birthplace in two years for proof ...
Tallahassee In Popular Culture - Television - Episodes
... is Anthony Cooper played by Kevin Tighe, father of John Locke played by Terry O'Quinn ... "Bring me the man from Tallahassee." Later John Locke says, "The man from Tallahassee - what is that? Some kind of code?" The Brig ... door opens I'm looking up at the same man I threw out a window, John Locke, my dead son." (transcribed from DVD) In an ABC podcast, two of the executive producers, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, said about ...

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    What greater light can be hoped for in the moral sciences? The subject part of mankind in most places might, instead thereof, with Egyptian bondage expect Egyptian darkness, were not the candle of the Lord set up by himself in men’s minds, which it is impossible for the breath or power of man wholly to extinguish.
    —John Locke (1632–1704)