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This paper discusses the life of John Locke who was foremost among the Enlightenment thinkers who introduced beliefs in the natural law and the universal order, as well as a scientific approach to political and social issues. The paper briefly discusses some of Locke' theories and describes the impact and influence that these theories had at the time, as well as how they are still followed today.
From the Paper:"John Locke was born in Wrington, Somerset, England on August 29, 1704 to John Locke and Agnes Keene, who were both Puritans (Uzgalis 2001). His father, after whom he was named, served as captain of cavalry for the Parliamentarian forces in the early part of the English Civil War. His family later moved to Pensford and Locke grew up in a rural Tudor house in Belluton. He attended the Westminster School in London in 1647 under Alexander Popham, a member of Parliament and his father's former commander. Then he was admitted at the Christ Church College at Oxford University, where he developed greater interest in modern philosophy, such as Rene Descartes', than the school's classical material. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1656, a master's degree in 1658 and a bachelor of medicine degree in 1674. He worked with renowned scientists and thinkers, like Robert Boyle, Thomas Willis, Robert Hooke and Richard Lower."
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