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John Locke

The Father of Modern Liberalism
978280629673344EBookPlurilingua PublishingJohn Locke was a philosopher and scientist who is considered to be one of the greatest 17th-century English thinkers. Known in particular for his reflections on political philosophy, Locke took an interest in a range of different areas, including empiricism, social contract theory and liberalism. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how his actions revolutionized philosophical thought during the Enlightenment, not only in his native England but also on the American continent. This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough discussion of Locke’s most important works, including the Letter Concerning Toleration, the Two Treatises of Government and the Essay Concerning Human Understanding. It also features a full biography, a valuable introduction to the political and social context and an evaluation of the impact of Locke’s political theories, giving you all the essential information about the man known as the "Father of Liberalism". About John Locke John Locke was born on 29 August 1632 in Wrington, near Bristol. His father was a landowner and a lawyer, and he was subjected to a strict and austere education. Although he won a scholarship to study at Christ Church, Oxford University, he disliked his teaching and wrote a letter criticising excessive religious tolerance and Catholic’s choice to obey both the Church and the State. After his friend was exiled for planning a coup, Locke left England for the Dutch Republic to avoid being arrested as a co-conspirator. This clear and accessible 44-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to John Locke Biography of John Locke A taste for learning The beginnings of a political fight Formative experiences abroad His final years Context England in the 17th century The creation of Parliament The first steps of parliamentary democracy Locke’s political theories A tabula rasa as a starting point The state of nature and the civil state Property and the capitalisation of goods The Letter Concerning Toleration and the separation of church and state The Two Treatises of Government and the distinction of powers The Essay Concerning Human Understanding and the birth of ideas Impact of Locke’s theories Empiricism vs. essentialism Economic liberalism Locke’s influence in the United States The Enlightenment Summary John Locke was a philosopher and scientist who is considered to be one of the greatest 17th-century English thinkers. Known in particular for his reflections on political philosophy, Locke took an interest in a range of different areas, including empiricism, social contract theory and liberalism. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how his actions revolutionized philosophical thought during the Enlightenment, not only in his native England but also on the American continent. This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough discussion of Locke’s most important works, including the Letter Concerning Toleration, the Two Treatises of Government and the Essay Concerning Human Understanding. It also features a full biography, a valuable introduction to the political and social context and an evaluation of the impact of Locke’s political theories, giving you all the essential information about the man known as the "Father of Liberalism". About John Locke John Locke was born on 29 August 1632 in Wrington, near Bristol. His father was a landowner and a lawyer, and he was subjected to a strict and austere education. Although he won a scholarship to study at Christ Church, Oxford University, he disliked his teaching and wrote a letter criticising excessive religious tolerance and Catholic’s choice to obey both the Church and the State. After his friend was exiled for planning a coup, Locke left England for the Dutch Republic to avoid being arrested as a co-conspirator. This clear and accessible 44-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to John Locke Biography of John Locke A taste for learning The beginnings of a political fight Formative experiences abroad His final years Context England in the 17th century The creation of Parliament The first steps of parliamentary democracy Locke’s political theories A tabula rasa as a starting point The state of nature and the civil state Property and the capitalisation of goods The Letter Concerning Toleration and the separation of church and state The Two Treatises of Government and the distinction of powers The Essay Concerning Human Understanding and the birth of ideas Impact of Locke’s theories Empiricism vs. essentialism Economic liberalism Locke’s influence in the United States The Enlightenment Summary application/pdf1 17th century, Declaration of Independence, democracy, Great Britain, liberalism, politics, resistance
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John Locke was a philosopher and scientist who is considered to be one of the greatest 17th-century English thinkers. Known in particular for his reflections on political philosophy, Locke took an interest in a range of different areas, including empiricism, social contract theory and liberalism. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how his actions revolutionized philosophical thought during...
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John Locke was a philosopher and scientist who is considered to be one of the greatest 17th-century English thinkers. Known in particular for his reflections on political philosophy, Locke took an interest in a range of different areas, including empiricism, social contract theory and liberalism. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how his actions revolutionized philosophical thought during the Enlightenment, not only in his native England but also on the American continent.

This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough discussion of Locke’s most important works, including the Letter Concerning Toleration, the Two Treatises of Government and the Essay Concerning Human Understanding. It also features a full biography, a valuable introduction to the political and social context and an evaluation of the impact of Locke’s political theories, giving you all the essential information about the man known as the “Father of Liberalism“.

About John Locke

John Locke was born on 29 August 1632 in Wrington, near Bristol. His father was a landowner and a lawyer, and he was subjected to a strict and austere education. Although he won a scholarship to study at Christ Church, Oxford University, he disliked his teaching and wrote a letter criticising excessive religious tolerance and Catholic’s choice to obey both the Church and the State. After his friend was exiled for planning a coup, Locke left England for the Dutch Republic to avoid being arrested as a co-conspirator.

This clear and accessible 44-page book is structured as follows:

  • Introduction to John Locke
  • Biography of John Locke
    • A taste for learning
    • The beginnings of a political fight
    • Formative experiences abroad
    • His final years
  • Context
    • England in the 17th century
    • The creation of Parliament
    • The first steps of parliamentary democracy
  • Locke’s political theories
    • A tabula rasa as a starting point
    • The state of nature and the civil state
    • Property and the capitalisation of goods
    • The Letter Concerning Toleration and the separation of church and state
    • The Two Treatises of Government and the distinction of powers
    • The Essay Concerning Human Understanding and the birth of ideas
  • Impact of Locke’s theories
    • Empiricism vs. essentialism
    • Economic liberalism
    • Locke’s influence in the United States
    • The Enlightenment
  • Summary

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