John Locke

Portrait of Locke in 1697 by [[Godfrey Kneller]] John Locke (; 29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704) was an English philosopher and physician, widely regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and commonly known as the "Father of Liberalism." Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Sir Francis Bacon, Locke is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the United States Declaration of Independence.

Locke's theory of mind is often cited as the origin of modern conceptions of ''identity'' and the ''self'', figuring prominently in the work of later philosophers such as Rousseau, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant. Locke was the first to define the ''self'' through a continuity of consciousness. He postulated that, at birth, the mind was a blank slate, or ''tabula rasa''. Contrary to Cartesian philosophy based on pre-existing concepts, he maintained that we are born without innate ideas, and that knowledge is instead determined only by experience derived from sense perception, a concept now known as ''empiricism''. Demonstrating the ideology of science in his observations, whereby something must be capable of being tested repeatedly and that nothing is exempt from being disproved, Locke has said that "whatever I write, as soon as I discover it not to be true, my hand shall be the forwardest to throw it into the fire." Such is one example of Locke's belief in empiricism. Challenging the work of others, Locke is said to have established the method of introspection, i.e. observing the emotions and behaviours of one's self. Provided by Wikipedia

by Locke, John
Published 1800
printed by W. Blackader, 10, Took's Court, Chancery Lane, for E. Jeffrey, 11, Pall-Mall

by Locke, John
Published 1796
printed and sold by J. Brook, Bookseller

by Locke, John
Published 1763
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by Locke, John
Published 1772
[London printed MDCLXXXVIIII reprinted the seventh time by J. Whiston, W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, L. Davis, W. Owen [and 18 others in London]

by Locke, John
Published 1775
printed for John Beecroft, No. 23, Pater-Noster-Row; W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, J. Whiston, S. Baker, T. Payne, L. Davis; Hawes, Clarke and Collins; B. White, W. Owen, T. Caslon, S. Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law, C. Rivington, J. Wilkie, E. and C. Dilly, T. Davies, J. Robson, T. Becket, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, W. Richardson, T. Evans, and E. Johnston

by Locke, John
Published 1754
printed and sold by R. Taylor

by Locke, John
Published 1758
printed by R. Urie

by Locke, John
Published 1768
[printed for H. Woodfall, A. Millar, I. Beecroft, I. and F. Rivington, I. Whiston S. Baker, T. Payne, L. Davis and Co. R. Baldwin, Hawes Clarke and Collins, B. White, W. Iohnston, W. Owen, T. Caslon, S. Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law, C. Rivington, E. and C. Dilly, T. Davies, Robinson and Roberts, I. Shuckburgh, and T. Cadell. [and 18 others in London]

by Locke, John
Published 1759
printed for D. Browne, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Shuckburgh, A. Millar, J. Beecroft, John Rivington, James Rivington and J. Fletcher, J. Ward, R. Baldwin, J. Richardson, S. Crowder, P. Davey and B. Law, T. Longman, E. Dilly, R. Withy, T. Payne, and M. Cooper

by Locke, John
Published 1765
[printed for A. Millar, H. Woodfall, I. Whiston and B. White, I. Rivington, L. Davis and C. Reymers, R. Baldwin, Hawes Clarke and Collins, W. Iohnston, W. Owen, S. Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law, C. Rivington, E. Dilly, R. Withy, C. and R. Ware, S. Baker, T. Payne, A. Shuckburgh, M. Richardson [and 15 others in London]

by Locke, John
Published 1737
printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, at the Red Lyon in Pater-Noster-Row; J. Pemberton, at the Golden Buck in Fleetstreet; and E. Symon, over against the Royal Exchange, in Cornhill
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by Locke, John
Published 1720
printed by J. Bettenham for R. Francklin, at the Sun in Fleetstreet

by Locke, John
Published 1753
printed by Robert Taylor

by Locke, John
Published 1742
printed for F. Noble, at Otway's Head in St. Martin's Court, near Leicester-Fields; T. Wright, at the Bible in Exeter-Exchange, Strand; and J. Duncan, in St. Martin's Court, near Leicester-Fields
Subjects: '; ...Locke, John / 1632-1704 / Correspondence / Early works to 1800...

by Locke, John
Published 1781
printed by J. Archdeacon Printer to the University; for J. Nicholson, Bookseller, in Cambridge, and sold by T. & J. Merrill; J. C. & F. Rivington, S. Crowder, H. Gardner, and S. Hayes, in London; and W. Nicholson, Wisbeach

by Locke, John
Published 1739
printed for R. Francklin, in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden

by Locke, John
Published 1713
printed for John Churchill at the Black Swan in Pater-Noster-Row

by Locke, John
Published 1714
printed for E. Curll at the Dial and Bible against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet

by Locke, John
Published 1721
printed for W. Mears and F. Clay without Temple-Bar, and J. Hooke and T. Woodward in Fleetstreet

by Locke, John
Published 1714
printed for John Churchill, and Sam. Manship