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Title: John Locke


1
John Locke
  • Julia Lee, Annissa DeSilva, and Gia Schutzer

2
Early Life
  • Born August 29th,1632 in Wrington, England
  • Educated at Westminster School and Christ Church
    in Oxford
  • Graduated as Bachelor of Medicine
  • Gained masters degree in 1658
  • Became tutor of the college
  • Became friends with Lord Ashley of Shaftesbury
  • Befriended Isaac Newton in 1688 after studying
    Principia

3
Later Life
  • At age 54 began publishing a lifetime of study
  • Writing
  • 1689 An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • Empiricism
  • Ability and limits of the human mind to
    comprehend
  • 1690 Two Treaties of Civil Government
  • 1691 Some Concentrations of the Consequences of
    lowering of Interest
  • 1693 Some Thoughts Concerning Education

4
Government Philosophy
  • Governments should not regulate interest rates
  • Value of is not equal to the amount in
    circulation
  • System of checks and balances to regulate
    individual power
  • If government violates individual rights, people
    have right to rebel
  • Government is morally obligated to serve the
    people

5
Natural Right Beliefs
  • Everyone had rights simply by being born life,
    liberty, and property (government)
  • Actions of all people determined whether they
    would be saved
  • No predestination

6
Influence on Separation from England
  • Inspired libertarian ideals of the American
    Revolution
  • Inspired Thomas Paines radicals ideas toward the
    Revolution
  • Important thinker of liberty
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