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  • Second Treatise Of Government Locke
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    INTRODUCTION The life-blood of philosophy is argument and counter-argument. Plato and Aristotle thought of this as what they called dialectic discussion. D.W. Hamlyn JOHN LOCKE (1632-1704) Locke was the first of the British empiricists who held that our concepts and our knowledge are based on experience. He forms his system of knowledge with empiricist idioms, namely: all knowledge comes to us through experience. "No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience". There is no such thing as i...
  • Theory Of Objective Colour
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    Do unseen colours exist in the world and is there colour at all, the age old question The idea of sound will be investigated in the following essay. Is there sound in the world and if a tree falls in the forest and there is no body around does it actually make a noise These ideas will be followed by the theory of colour. Individuals think they see colour, so people believe there is colour in the world and do not even think twice about the issue. Still, some philosophers have presented ideas abou...
  • Of Locke's Political Ideas
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    Locke, John (1632-1704) English philosopher, who founded the school of empiricism. Locke was born in the village of Wring ton, Somerset, on August 29, 1632. He was educated at the University of Oxford and lectured on Greek, rhetoric, and moral philosophy at Oxford from 1661 to 1664. In 1667 Locke began his association with the English statesman Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury, to whom Locke was friend, adviser, and physician. Shaftesbury secured for Locke a series of minor governm...
  • Welfarism Theories Of Distributive Justice Permit Taxation
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    Any Lockean scholar would be lying if they told you that any topic in the secondary literature on the Two Treatises of Government was more famous (or infamous " E depending on who you talk to), widely debated, or caused more controversy than the old Oxford grad's theory of property. Some are shouting from the left that Locke argues a rights claim for subsistence for all individuals, that it may even support Marx's theory of exploitation. Yelling back are those from the right who claim that he fo...
  • Pateman's View Of Locke's Paternal Patriarchal Theory
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    For years social contract theorists had monopolized the explanation of modern society. John Locke was among those who advocated this theory of a collectively chosen set of circumstances. Carole Pateman, on the other hand rejects many of the pillars of the social contract and specifically attacks certain aspects of Locke's argument regarding paternalism and patriarchy. Pateman defends her idea that the individual about which Locke writes is masculine, instead of the gender-encompassing form of th...
  • Decartes And Locke Theories
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    In comparing the argument for the existence of God there are two views, Decartes and Locke. Decartes believes there is innate knowledge that everybody already has a perfect being acquired knowledge. Locke believes that all ideas come from experience. I believe truth lies between both of these theories. "It only remains for me to examine how I received this idea from God. For I did not acquire it from the senses; it has never come to me unexpectedly, as usually happens with the ideas of things th...
  • Locke's Theory Of The Mind
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    What the senses contribute to knowledge (Descartes, Leibniz versus Locke, Berkley) In order to discuss what the senses contribute to knowledge one must first identify the senses used and their contribution to the human learning process. The human senses sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste are all commonplace in our everyday life, one must therefore not forget their initial importance in general prior to considering their contribution toward human learning and knowledge. In assessing the impor...
  • Locke S Theories
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    Mike Miller Essay #1 John Locke was born in Bristol, England, on August 29, 1632. Locke entered Oxford University in England and was influenced by John Owen, Dean of Christ Church College. It was Owen who first introduced Locke to the idea of religious freedom and the idea that people should not be punished for having different views of religion. Locke believed that all sides had the right to be heard. Moreover, he felts that all conflicts could be solved if the two groups could settle their dif...

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