John Locke

[Revised entry by William Uzgalis on April 24, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] John Locke (b. 1632, d. 1704) was a British philosopher, Oxford academic and medical researcher. Locke's
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[Revised entry by William Uzgalis on April 24, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] John Locke (b. 1632, d. 1704) was a British philosopher, Oxford academic and medical researcher. Locke's monumental An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689) is one of the first great defenses of modern empiricism and concerns itself with determining the limits of human understanding in respect to a wide spectrum of topics. It thus tells us in some detail what one can legitimately claim to know and what one cannot. Locke's association with Anthony Ashley Cooper (later the First Earl of Shaftesbury) led him to become...

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