John Locke contributed to the field of philosophy; his philosophical views influenced leaders in the French Enlightenment and American Revolution. Locke was born in Somerset, England, in 1632. He arrived into a wealthy f... More »

John Locke never founded a colony, but his teachings and philosophy were inspired by Roger Williams, who founded the colony of Rhode Island on a basis of religious freedom. Locke's philosophy inspired the likes of Thomas... More »

Among his many philosophies, John Locke is most known for his belief in religious freedom and tolerance. Locke was an English philosopher who is considered an important figure in early modern philosophy, and scholars con... More »

John Locke is regarded as one of the most fundamental philosophers in the world, being responsible for greatly influencing the ideals behind both the French Enlightenment and the American Revolution, as well as founding ... More »

John Locke believed that the purpose of the government was to help all people achieve equal natural rights, and that the government was obliged to protect and defend its citizens. Locke rejected the belief that some peop... More »

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Among his many philosophies, John Locke is most known for his belief in religious freedom and tolerance. Locke was an English philosopher who is considered an important figure in early modern philosophy, and scholars con... More »

John Locke was a reluctant democrat who believed in a direct form of democracy. He believed that it existed only to protect its people and to allow people to have liberty and property. More »