Thinker of the Week: John Locke


Full Name: John Locke

Born: 1632

Died: 1704

Hometown: Wrington, Somerset, England

Fave Subjects: Truth, Knowledge, Understanding, Minds and Bodies, Power, Education, Money

Career Highlights:

  • was a doctor before becoming a philosopher
  • influenced the founding fathers of the USA with his ideas about power and government

Big Question:

Are we born with knowledge, or do we just learn things as we grow up?

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