John Locke's Influence On Modern Society

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John Locke Was born in England on 1632, August 29 in Wrington, Somerset. During the time Locke was born there was a civil war between the supporters of the parliament and the supporters of the king. Went to Westminster school and then the Christ Church of University of Oxford. What he specifically studied at Oxford was medicine. At Oxford her met Lord Shaftesbury, he made Locke his personal secretary and doctor. This would later play a huge role in his life. He was a philosopher and enjoyed writing about topics such as politics, epistemology and education. What Locke has contributed to the modern society is that his writings have influenced Western philosophy. What Locke also influenced was for example the American Declaration of Independence…show more content…
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