Portrait of John Locke

John Locke

1632 – 1704

John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher who is considered to be one of the first philosophers of the Enlightenment and the father of classical liberalism. In his major work Two Treatises of Government Locke rejects the idea of the divine right of kings, supports the idea of natural rights (especially of property), and argues for a limited constitutional government which would protect individual rights.

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See also our collection of extracts, essays, and other resources on Locke.

See the Liberty Matters online discussions of John Locke on Property, John Locke on Commercial Society and John Locke on Commercial Society

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