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John Locke
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    (August 29, 1632-October 28, 1704)
    Wrote 'An Essay Concerning Human Understanding,' 'A Letter Concerning Toleration,' 'Two Treatises of Government'
    He restricts knowledge to the agreement or disagreement of our ideas.
    However, he does believe God exists on faith.
    His father was a sewer inspector.
    He was infamous for sending love letters to women.
    Others showed how his metaphysics ultimately led to idealism (the belief that there is no reality independent of the human mind).
    He owned shares in the Royal Africa Company, a slave trading company.
    The King of England had spies watch over him for fear of sedition.
    He was against the absolute and divine rights of the monarchy.
    He believed in a moral law where all men are born equal and free.
    He was a strong believer in religious tolerance.
    He believed that man should be rewarded for his labor.
    His father fought on the side of Parliament during the English Civil War.
    He founded the empiricist tradition.
    Unlike most philosophers who sit in ivory towers, he was active in government and tried to implement his ideas.
    He was a talented physician.
    He was a good friend of many of the greatest scientific minds of his time, like Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Von Liebniz.
    His political philosophy was a direct attack on Thomas Hobbes' 'state of nature,' and advocated a 'social contract' under which everyone is free and the government has obligations to its citizens.
    He inspired the name of the character portrayed by Terry O'Quinn on 'Lost'
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