Thought for the Day
“The actions of men
are the best interpreters of their thoughts”
~ John Locke
Born 29 August 1632 Wrington, Somerset, England
Died 28 October 1704 (aged 72) Essex, England
Widely known as the Father of Liberalism, an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Considered the first of the British empiricists, he is equally important to social contract theory.
His work had a great impact upon the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the American Declaration of Independence.
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