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50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of John Locke. Inspired by great philosophers such as Hobbes and Descartes, Locke sought to respond to the problems of his era through his philosophy. Outraged at the persecution of Protestants by the monarchy in England, he advocated religious tolerance, and believed that power should be in the hands of the people to guarantee their individual rights and freedoms, a principle which is the basis of all modern-day democracies.
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oLearn about the life, travels and works of the highly influential English philosopher, John Locke
oUnderstand the principles of empiricism and economic liberalism
oDiscover Locke's continued influence on modern democracies, including on the American Constitution and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
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