Locke, John

John Locke (1632–1704) was an English philosopher and physician. He is often considered one of the most influential enlightened thinkers and philosophers of all time. Locke is known as the “Father of Classical Liberalism.” Many of Locke’s most well-known philosophical beliefs have greatly influenced major historical events, such as the formation of the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, and the French Enlightenment. Moreover, much of Locke’s work is still referenced and acknowledged by contemporary society and is often studied by modern philosophers. While Locke wrote about and greatly influenced public opinion on a variety of topics, his views on liberty and security constitute some of his most important and significant work.

In Two Treatises of Government (1689), Locke ...

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