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John Locke (August 29, 1632October 28, 1704) was a 17th-century English philosopher. He developed the Lockean social contract, which included the ideas of a state of nature, "government with the consent of the governed," and the natural rights of life, liberty, and estate. Locke was also the first to fully develop the idea of tabula rasa.

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John Locke in 1697, by Sir Gotfrey Kneller.
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John Locke portrait from the Library of Congress.
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John Locke
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John Locke
John Locke in 1697, by Sir Gotfrey Kneller.
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John Locke portrait from the Library of Congress.
John Locke
John Locke
John Locke
John Locke