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  Pre-History of Cognitive Science--John Locke
Locke is, thus, strictly speaking neither a pure skeptic nor materialist, but advocates a postion which mediates between the two.
Locke accounts for the existence of the human will by asserting that humans are basically hardwired to experience the sensations of pain and pleasure and that all action is the result of a drawing towards the one or moving away from the other.
Locke's entire treatise is in reality nothing short of a geometric 'proof' in which a series of theorems are proved using a series of deductions based upon logical axioms or theorems which have previously in the text been demonstrated to be true.
www.rc.umd.edu /cstahmer/cogsci/locke.html   (1160 words)

  John Locke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Locke's ideas had an enormous influence on the development of political philosophy, and he is widely regarded as one of the most influential Enlightenment thinkers and contributors to liberal theory.
Locke was born on August 29, 1632, in a small thatched cottage by the church in Wrington, Somerset, 11.42 miles (18.38 km) from Bristol.
John Locke had the thought that all men had the natural rights of life, liberty, and property (the latter was replaced by "the pursuit of happiness" during negotiations of the drafting of the US Declaration of Independence).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Locke   (3189 words)

 John Locke (Lost) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prior to the flight, John Locke leads a lonely existence as a middle manager at a box company, which is owned by Hurley, in Tustin, California, where he is constantly belittled by a snide (and younger) higher-up for his interests in wargaming and survivalism.
Locke's faith is rekindled slightly when Rose reminds him that the island cured his paralysis and her illness, and it will probably speed up the healing of his leg.
John Locke, after whom the character John Locke is named, was a famous social contract philosopher who dealt with the relationship between nature and civilization.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Locke_(Lost)   (2791 words)

 John Locke -- Overview [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
John Locke was born at Wrington, a village in Somerset, on August 29, 1632.
Locke's first problem, therefore, is to trace the origin and history of ideas, and the ways in which the understanding operates upon them, in order that he may be able to see what knowledge is and how far it reaches.
Locke is at one with the rationalist theologians of his century in their antagonism to an "enthusiasm" which would substitute for the insight of reason and of rational faith, the so called "revelation" of private experience.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/l/locke.htm   (7767 words)

 John Locke
Prominent empiricist philosopher, natural law social thinker and Whig political theorist, John Locke was nonetheless a rather traditional Mercantilist in his economics.
Locke saw that the lowering of interest by legal means might very well lead to a collapse in trade because it would not reflect the "natural scarcity" of money.
Locke's "natural labor theory of property" stands in stark contrast to that of Hobbes, who conceived of property merely as a State guarantee, and of Grotius, who contended that property emerges from social consent.
cepa.newschool.edu /het/profiles/locke.htm   (386 words)

 Philosophers : John Locke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Locke, a member of a middle-class Puritan family, left studies of the church to pursue the vociation of a physician.
Locke believed that just as with mathematics, the laws of nature could also be deduced through experimentation.
In Locke's "state of nature" (a through experiment depicting ancient man), an individual successfully convinced others that a particular plot of land was "his".
www.trincoll.edu /depts/phil/philo/phils/locke.html   (257 words)

 Island of Freedom - John Locke
John Locke, born on Aug. 29, 1632, in Somerset, England, was an English philosopher and political theorist.
Locke was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he followed the traditional classical curriculum and then turned to the study of medicine and science, receiving a medical degree, but his interest in philosophy was reawakened by the study of Descartes.
Locke's influence in modern philosophy has been profound and, with his application of empirical analysis to ethics, politics, and religion, he remains one of the most important and controversial philosophers of all time.
www.island-of-freedom.com /LOCKE.HTM   (842 words)

 John Locke (1632-1704) - By Miles Hodges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Locke brought the human mind into this mechanical world by positing a theory of knowledge in which the mind at birth is simply a blank receptacle, possessing no "innate" ideas.
Locke was born in 1632 in Somersetshire England--to a Puritan family headed by a father who was a lawyer and minor landowner and a participant in the English Civil War on the side of the Parliamentary or Puritan party.
Locke was moved by a deep desire to found human thought not on rationalistic ideas, which he saw could easily take on a very destructive form as polemic, but instead on fact such as stood beyond human manipulation in its own real state of independence.
www.newgenevacenter.org /biography/locke2.htm   (2331 words)

 John Locke (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
John Locke (1632-1704) was one of the greatest philosophers in Europe at the end of the seventeenth century.
Locke tells us that the state of slavery is the continuation of the state of war between a lawful conqueror and a captive, in which the conqueror delays to take the life of the captive, and instead makes use of him.
Locke holds that “Whatever is lawful in the commonwealth cannot be prohibited by the magistrate in the church.” This means that the use of bread and wine, or even the sacrificing of a calf could not be prohibited by the magistrate.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/locke   (17527 words)

 John Locke at Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base
John Locke was an Oxford scholar, medical researcher and physician, political operative, economist and idealogue for a revolutionary movement, as well as being one of the great philosophers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century.
Locke was very concerned with the "property right" and derived property right from higher law, although for Locke that higher law remained natural rather than the result of Divine Revelation.
One, foremost among their ranks, was John Locke (1632-1704) the life and works of whom we now proceed to briefly examine...
www.erraticimpact.com /~modern/html/modern_john_locke.htm   (795 words)

 John Locke index
Kendall, 1959, John Locke and the doctrine of majority-rule.
Locke's treatise upon the human understanding: with occasional remarks on the writings of the two Scottish professors, Reid and Stewart, upon the same subject: and a preface in vindication of Mr.
Locke's Essay on the human understanding: to which is subjoined a brief scheme of ontology, or the science of being in general, with its affections.
socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca /~econ/ugcm/3ll3/locke/index.html   (3165 words)

 Discover John Locke - DiscoverJohnLocke.COM - PRODOS Institute Inc.
John Locke was one of the most important thinkers of the 17th century.
John Locke was born at Wrington, Somerset, England on 29th August 1632, and spent his early years near Bristol.
John Locke was a central - probably the central - figure in one of the greatest transformations for the better that has taken place in the history of political societies.
discoverjohnlocke.com   (1449 words)

 John Locke Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I shall introduce one or two distinct thoughts which Locke forms: The first is that he establishes an account that there are two kinds of ideas,i.e.
Although Locke's theory of knowledge is often attacked by many philosophers for its equivocality and inconsistency in his Essay,some other philosophers take it that his theory is only misunderstood by them.
Locke's other thought: possibility of innate moral and religious ideas, human knowledge derived from experiences.
www.nobunaga.demon.co.uk /htm/locke.htm   (217 words)

 Locke Bio: The Online Library of Liberty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although it would not be correct to say that Locke favored democracy, he did advocate limits on the power of the sovereign, confining that person's authority to the protection of the individual's natural rights to life, liberty, and property.
The fact that property could be freely exchanged, sold, or accumulated in that natural condition led Locke to argue that governments ought not interfere with most aspects of the economy and society.
Locke referred to the decision to form a government as the original constitution, composing an authority no lesser power could alter.
oll.libertyfund.org /Intros/Locke.php   (634 words)

 John Locke
John Locke was an Oxford scholar, medical researcher and physician, political operative, economist and idealogue for a revolutionary movement, as well as being one of the great philosophers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century.
Locke's Two Treatises of Civil Government were published after the Glorious Revolution of 1688 brought William of Orange and Mary to the throne, but they were written in the throes of the Whig revolutionary plots against Charles II in the early 1680s.
In this work Locke gives us a theory of natural law and natural rights which he uses to distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate civil governments, and to argue for the legitimacy of revolt against tyrannical governments.
oregonstate.edu /instruct/phl302/philosophers/locke.html   (1466 words)

 John Locke Foundation | John Locke Staff, Fellows, & Scholars
She works in the areas of education policy analysis, economic analysis, and as Academic Liaison for the faculty affiliate program of the Locke Foundation.
Prior to joining the Locke Foundation, Dr. Palasek spent nine years home schooling her daughter, and continued to teach economics part time at Campbell University and NC State University.
Her articles and reviews have appeared in the Carolina Journal, John Locke Foundation Policy Reports, The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, the Cato Journal, The Market Process, and numerous other print and World Wide Web sites.
www.johnlocke.org /about/display_bio.html?id=21   (190 words)

 John Locke Foundation
The John Locke Foundation investigates the simple conventional wisdom on education policy
But as the John Locke Foundation, North Carolina's leading think tank, reminds us, the goal of education reform is helping students learn more, so any reform idea must be tested on how it accomplishes that.
That’s according to a new John Locke Foundation Policy Report.
www.johnlocke.org   (865 words)

 John Locke
Natural Law, A Treatise on Government, Great Books and John Locke term paper tips.
Only one social contract in Locke - and Locke as non-democrat
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www.killdevilhill.com /lockechat/wwwboard.html   (501 words)

 John Locke Collection at Bartleby.com
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Authors > Nonfiction > Harvard Classics > John Locke
Locke summed up the Enlightenment in his belief in the middle class and its right to freedom of conscience and right to property, in his faith in science, and in his confidence in the goodness of humanity.
His influence upon philosophy and political theory has been incalculable.—continue at Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.
www.bartleby.com /people/Locke-Jo.html   (138 words)

   The Colonel   ||   the John Locke fanlisting                 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Welcome to The Colonel, proud to be the approved fanlisting for Lost's John Locke!
When the survivors of a plane crash are stranded on an island in the Pacific, one of them, John Locke, seems eerily at peace with their situation.
Tranquil and introspective, yet determined to test his limits, he claims that a miracle happened on the island.
www.inner-moppet.net /locke   (122 words)

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