John Locke's Influence On Education

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English philosopher John Locke may be the most prominent philosopher after Plato. His philosophies are exceptional and he justified many documents and ideas. John Locke began his philosophical influence when An Essay Concerning Human Understanding was published in 1690. Locke’s emphasis on the mind as a blank slate, tabula rasa, and on the centrality of liberty were large contributions to the Enlightenment and are the biggest influence that he left on our world today. Locke’s ideas and writings contributed to the Enlightenment through his influence on people concerning his theory of knowledge, his political philosophy on the the importance of a people’s consent for their government, and his philosophy of education.
Locke’s most prominent contribution to the Enlightenment comes from his thoughts and ideas on epistemology, in which he explores the limit of the human mind for knowledge and understanding. While there were other people that tried to discuss the limit of the human mind prior to Locke, he contributed the most and put more detail into his studies on the limit of the human mind because he was very interested in the topic. In his An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Locke argued that the apparati for thinking and judging were present in the human mind, but that specific moral ideas were not. Practical morality, what is right and wrong in a given situation, comes
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Locke made major breakthroughs philosophically with his development of an epistemology using tabula rasa as a metaphor. He justified pieces of history like the Bill of Rights and contributed to others such as the Declaration of Independence. He also completely altered how to view and educate children, which was a major success and continues to be a very important aspect of life now. Locke’s thoughts and philosophy greatly impacted the Enlightenment and changed the way people think

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