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John Locke

John Locke
1. Historical Background and Locke's Life John Locke (1632–1704) was one of the greatest philosophers in Europe at the end of the seventeenth century. Locke grew up and lived through one of the most extraordinary centuries of English political and intellectual history. It was a century in which conflicts between Crown and Parliament and the overlapping conflicts between Protestants, Anglicans and Catholics swirled into civil war in the 1640s. With the defeat and death of Charles I, there began a great experiment in governmental institutions including the abolishment of the monarchy, the House of Lords and the Anglican church, and the establishment of Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate in the 1650s. 1.1 Locke's Life up to His Meeting with Lord Ashley in 1666 Locke was born in Wrington to Puritan parents of modest means. From Westminster school he went to Christ Church, Oxford, in the autumn of 1652 at the age of twenty. Locke received his B.A. in February 1656. 2.

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John Locke During his decades of service to Shaftesbury, John Locke had been writing. In the six years following his return to England he published all of his most significant works. Locke’s “Essay Concerning Human Understanding” (1689) outlined a theory of human knowledge, identity and selfhood. To Locke, knowledge was not the discovery of anything either innate or outside of the individual, but simply the accumulation of “facts” derived from sensory experience. To discover truths beyond the realm of basic experience, Locke suggested an approach modeled on the rigorous methods of experimental science. The “Two Treatises of Government” (1690) offered political theories developed and refined by Locke during his years at Shaftesbury’s side.

John Locke - Biography - Philosopher - Biography.com English philosopher John Locke's works lie at the foundation of modern philosophical empiricism and political liberalism. Synopsis John Locke, born on August 29, 1632, in Wrington, Somerset, England, went to Westminster school and then Christ Church, University of Oxford. At Oxford he studied medicine, which would play a central role in his life.

Kant and Locke - Ishmailites Some automatic feature of my software reformated my cut and pasted text creating an even more unreadable copy than normal so I will attempt to resend it Dear Ffrangcon, John and Nick, "For unless you own the whale, you are but a provincial and sentimentalist in Truth, "(MD 76) Thanks to all for the inspiration to look again at one of Melville's striking images contrasting things on multiple levels. In reference to the depth of Melville's understanding of Locke and Kant consider if you will his use of their respective philosophies in the makeup of Ahab.

John Locke - Philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) John Locke was born on August 29, 1632, in Warington, a village in Somerset, England. In 1646 he went to Westminster school, and in 1652 to Christ Church in Oxford. In 1659 he was elected to a senior studentship, and tutored at the college for a number of years. John Locke "Though the familiar use of the Things about us, takes off our Wonder; yet it cures not our Ignorance." ---An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (III. vi. 9) "...he that will not give just occasion to think that all government in the world is the product only of force and violence, and that men live together by no other rules but that of beasts, where the strongest carries it...must of necessity find another rise of government, another original of political power..." ---from The Second Treatise of Civil Government John Locke was an Oxford scholar, medical researcher and physician, political operative, economist and idealogue for a revolutionary movement, as well as being one of the great philosophers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century.

Power Moby-Dick, the Online Annotation — Chapter 73 It must be borne in mind that all this time we have a Sperm Whale's prodigious head hanging to the Pequod's side. But we must let it continue hanging there a while till we can get a chance to attend to it. For the present other matters press, and the best we can do now for the head, is to pray heaven the tackles may hold. Now, during the past night and forenoon, the Pequod had gradually drifted into a sea, which, by its occasional patches of page 322 yellow brit, gave unusual tokens of the vicinity of Right Whales, a species of the Leviathan that but few supposed to be at this particular time lurking anywhere near. biography - English philosopher John Locke, (born August 29, 1632, Wrington, Somerset, England—died October 28, 1704, High Laver, Essex), English philosopher whose works lie at the foundation of modern philosophical empiricism and political liberalism. He was an inspirer of both the European Enlightenment and the Constitution of the United States. His philosophical thinking was close to that of the founders of modern science, especially Robert Boyle, Sir Isaac Newton, and other members of the Royal Society.

Power Moby-Dick, the Online Annotation — Chapter 74 page 327 Laying their heads together: Here is a comparison diagram from Maury's Sailing Directions, published in November, 1851 Folio: that is, the largest size, as categorized in Chapter XXXII Here, now, are two great whales, laying their heads together; let us join them, and lay together our own. Of the grand order of folio Leviathans, the Sperm Whale and the Right Whale are by far the most noteworthy.

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