Essay on John Locke is the Greatest Philosopher of all Time

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Why John Locke is the Greatest Philosopher of all Time
John Locke was a philosopher and physician who lived from 29th August 1632 to 28th October 1704. He is highly recognized among the enlightenment thinkers, who explained many of the ideas that affect human life in today’s society. He is widely known as the father of classical liberalism, because of his emphases on liberty of persons by, restricting the authority of the state Jenkins and John (18). He is also regarded as one the first imperialist in Britain because his pioneer work on imperialism theory, a theory in epistemology that asserts that knowledge comes only from sensory experience. He is equally important when studying the theory of the social contract, which addresses
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According to an internet encyclopedia of philosophy, Locke falls among the greatest philosophers, and can be regarded as the greatest of all because of his numerous contributions on most field of philosophy like; realism, being, knowledge, ideals, reason, mind and language, even though, some of his theories have been criticized by other philosophers. This paper will discuss some of Locke’s works that makes him one of the greatest philosophers of all time.
Theories of Religious Tolerance
Locke’s reasoning on religious tolerance was classic, from his reasoning three major essential arguments were formulated; one of the arguments is concerned with the earthly judges, it states that; the states and human beings cannot dependably evaluate the truth claims of competing religious standpoints Lock & Vernon (11). In the second argument Locke reasoned that even if the state and human beings could dependably evaluate the truth claims of competing religious stand point, enforcing a single true religion would fail to have the desired effect, because believe cannot be compelled by violence Locke & Vernon (25). The last argument for religious tolerance was that coercing religious equality would result to more social disarray than allowing diversity. Lock viewed a church as a free and voluntary society with the purpose of worshiping God, the values of worship depends solely on the faith that inspires it. True religion’s life

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