John Locke Essay by RightRiters

John Locke
A summary of the views and philosophies of John Locke.
# 23372 | 602 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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John Locke (1632-1704), a trained physician and noted essayist, is considered among other things, to be the founder of British Empiricism. He had great influence on the development of the modern world, especially the United States, both as a political entity as well as a social and cultural one. This paper examines Locke's views on various issues, including theories of government, education, religion and science.

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"Locke believed very strongly that people needed to learn in a systematic way moving from basic principles into details and assimilating facts in a logical manner rather than wholly -- essentially moving in the opposite direction of scientific inquiry. With his essay, "Some Thoughts Concerning Education" (1697), Locke stressed the three R's of education: reading writing and arithmetic. He felt that learning should commence at as early an age as possible. He also considered that the curriculum should be well rounded, including the study of languages and history as well as physical education, thus presupposing the modern education system, as well as the notion of compulsory education."

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