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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.
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John Locke John Locke, an Englishman who lived from 1632 to 1704, promoted some of the most influential ideas of the Enlightenment.