John Locke And The Glorious Revolution

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John Locke’s ideas, who was a student at Oxford University, differentiated from the ideas of Hobbes in the way that Locke was not in favor of having a government, and did not see rebellion towards the government as an evil thing. John Locke also did not think that humans were born evil, he believed that humans were born good. “Locke did not see political unrest, or even revolution, as necessarily bad things, nor did he perceive human nature as inherently self-interested and aggressive” (Austin 100). The philosopher’s ideas helped start the Glorious Revolution in 1688. Although he shared the belief that people would give up some of their freedom in exchange for protection; Locke believed that the government were in a sense signing a contract with the people. In the event that the government would break the contract, then the people would be entitled to rebel against the government and fight for their rights. Locke had a huge impact on Enlightenment, and empiricism. John Locke believes that human nature is just a result of human practices. …show more content…
Benedict believed that while studying different cultures people should remove their own bias to prevent prejudice. The scholar believed in open mindedness which differentiated from the way that people studied different cultures prior to her. “Benedict and her colleagues believed that cultures should be studied without the prejudices that most people experience when they encounter lifestyles and values different from their own” (Austin 112). This was called cultural relativism. Benedict brings a different but interesting point of view, what other people previously defined as right and wrong, was usually based on only their own culture. Benedict concluded that people in the past, had been closed minded, which could definitely affect the way people look at human nature. Different types of cultures approve of different types of

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