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John Locke
Source/Notes:
Book II, Ch. 1, sec. 19 - Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689)
John Locke
Source/Notes:
The conduct of the understanding: with sketches of the lives of Locke and Bacon (1813 edition)


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Born: August 29, 1632

Died: October 28, 1704 (aged 72)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: John Locke, widely known as the Father of Classical Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory.

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Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure for all who are able to partake of them, and that to all such who are or ever will be they are the most advantageous of all things.
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