john locke Essay

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John Locke
John Locke was born in 1632, in Wrington. He is British philosopher, Oxford academic and medical researcher. Locke was one of the greatest philosophers in Europe at the end of the seventeenth century. He grew up and lived in one of the most extraordinary centuries of English political and intellectual history. It was also a century of crown and parliament and the conflicts between Protestants, Angelicans, and Catholics witch caused a civil war in the 1640s. In February of 1656 Locke received his B.A. at Oxford. He got introduced to medicine and experimental philosophy by one of his friends from Westminister College. Locke, Boyle, and Newton were all early members of the English Royal Society. After Locke was in Holland nursing his health and finishing An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, he was closely associated with English revolutionaries in exile. The English government began to worry about this group and tried to get them extradited back to England. Locke returned to England after The Glorious Revolution. Locke later died I 1703. Locke didn’t know what the proper role of civil government he wanted to follow support so he followed Hobbes and others. So, in the first chapter of the Second Treatsie Locke defined political power. In the second chapter he describes the satte where there is no government. This is the Sate of Nature. It would be a state of political equality where no one would be superior or inferior. He thought it would be best if there was…