Ten fun facts about John Locke


Fact 1
He was the first to believe we are born without any thoughts and that we learn through experience.

Fact 2
Locke was a firm believer in God's existence and did not tolerate atheism. He encouraged others not to tolerate it either.

Fact 3
He received his bachelor's and master's degree before getting his bachelor of medicine in 1674.


Fact 4
His knowledge in medicine saved Lord Ashley Cooper's life, as he performed an operation to remove a cyst from his liver.

Fact 5
Although there was no proof, it was said Locke was involved in the Rye House Plot - a plan to assassinate King Charles II.

Fact 6
Locke began development on the theory of "associationism"; that negative associations would not be beneficial in the long run.

Fact 7
His doctrine regarding the idea that governments need the consent of the people is one of the bases of the Declaration of Independence.

Fact 8
He had over 10 major published works, half of which were released after his death.

Fact 9
His work also influenced philosophers such as Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Fact 10
Locke's schooling was sponsored by a member of the Parliament, since his father had served as captain of the cavalry during the English Civil War.


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An English philosopher and physician.

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