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(1632-1704) English philosopher and political theorist (author of "Essay Concerning Human Understanding")
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(1632-1704) British philosopher; first modern empiricist. A forerunner of Deism. Wrote 1. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding and 2. The Reasonableness of Christianity. The mind at birth is a tabula rasa (blank
tablet) on which are impressed experiences (impressions) which produce simple ideas. Simple ideas are joined by reflection to form complex ideas. Even abstract
ideas such as cause, substance, or logical implication reduce to simple ideas. There are no universal, necessary or a priori innate ideas independent of experience
(unlike Platoor Kant). Certain qualities (such as extension, shape, etc.) are presented to all knowers as the objective primary qualities. These give rise to the
subjective. Revelation cannot contradict reason; knowledge comes by reflection on sensations.
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john locke
n : english empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704) [syn: locke, john locke]

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1. English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)
(synonym) Locke
(hypernym) philosopher
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A dreamer lives forever, And a toiler dies in a day.
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John Locke (; 29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704) was an English philosopher and physician, widely regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and commonly known as the "Father of Liberalism". Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Sir Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected 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 United States Declaration of Independence.

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