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John Locke

Keith Allen

in Philosophy

ISBN: 9780195396577
Published online May 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195396577-0066
John Locke

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John Locke (1632–1704) was an English philosopher best known for his work in epistemology, metaphysics, and political philosophy; however, he also made important contributions to diverse fields such as education, theology, medicine, physics, economics, and politics. Locke’s empiricist epistemology influenced Berkeley, Hume, and the subsequent course of empiricism. Locke’s political philosophy is often credited with influencing both the American Constitution and the French Revolution and remains a cornerstone of liberal political thought. Locke’s most famous works are An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Two Treatises of Government, and A Letter Concerning Toleration.

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Subjects: Philosophy ; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art ; Epistemology ; Feminist Philosophy ; History of Western Philosophy ; Metaphysics ; Moral Philosophy ; Non-Western Philosophy ; Philosophy of Language ; Philosophy of Law ; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic ; Philosophy of Mind ; Philosophy of Religion ; Philosophy of Science ; Social and Political Philosophy

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