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John Locke
This paper discusses the literature and the works of philosopher John Locke.
# 59275 | 1,065 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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This paper explains that, although John Locke is best known today as a philosopher whose thinking and writing had, and continues to have, an enormous impact on democratic institutions, he also was an Oxford University scholar, a medical researcher and physician, a political operative, an economist, and an ideologue. The author points out that Locke's writings did not always carry the weight that they do today; but today, Locke's writings are used by a diverse assortment of organizations, including the National Rifle Association, to bolster or justify their positions. The paper relates that Locke had a marvelous way of putting the human condition into simple yet profound terms; for example, one of his famous quotes is "A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world."

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