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Locke

 (lŏk), Alain LeRoy 1886-1954.
American educator and writer who championed the Harlem Renaissance. His works include Four Negro Poets (1927) and Negro Art: Past and Present (1936).

Locke

, John 1632-1704.
English philosopher. In An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) he set out the principles of empiricism, and his Two Treatises of Government (1690) influenced the Declaration of Independence.

Locke

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1. (Biography) John. 1632–1704, English philosopher, who discussed the concept of empiricism in his Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690). He influenced political thought, esp in France and America, with his Two Treatises on Government (1690), in which he sanctioned the right to revolt
2. (Biography) Matthew. ?1630–77, English composer, esp of works for the stage

Locke

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John, 1632–1704, English philosopher.
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His manners, she thought, were very dignified; the set of his iron-gray hair and his deep eye-sockets made him resemble the portrait of Locke.
Had Locke those two white moles with hairs on them?
In Bacon and Locke we have another development in which the mind of man is supposed to receive knowledge by a new method and to work by observation and experience.
But crude and unmeaning as this philosophy is, it exercised a great influence on his successors, not unlike that which Locke exercised upon Berkeley and Berkeley upon Hume himself.
The Republic of Plato is also the first treatise upon education, of which the writings of Milton and Locke, Rousseau, Jean Paul, and Goethe are the legitimate descendants.
the work of an American named Locke, had a great sale.
Laurence locke the grand piano, because he could not bear to be reminded of the young neighbor who used to make the twilight pleasant for him.
If it prove a mind of uncommon activity and power, a Locke, a Lavoisier, a Hutton, a Bentham, a Fourier, it imposes its classification on other men, and lo
From memory it is an easy step to what are called "ideas"--not in the Platonic sense, but in that of Locke, Berkeley and Hume, in which they are opposed to "impressions.
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States are parts of one consistent whole, founded upon one and the same theory of government, then new in practice, though not as a theory, for it had been working itself into the mind of man for many ages, and had been especially expounded in the writings of Locke, though it had never before been adopted by a great nation in practice.
to disproof, though Locke foolishly supposed himself to have given it
Locke was also critical of China's commitment to protect intellectual property rights.