John Locke-Nick Moffo

By nmoffo
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    After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford College
  • I think therefore I am

    Locke reads Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote "I think, therefore I am"
  • Lord Ashley

    Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke
  • Personal Physician

    Locke who is now Lord Ashley's personal physician supervises a liver operation that saves Lord Ashley's life and remarkably he lives another 15 years
  • Fundamental Constitution of Carolina

    Because of Lord Ashley's involvement in the new British colonies in America Locke is asked to write the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina
  • Locke's first essay

    Locke writes his first draft of the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, in it are ideas on Natural Law; based partially on the writings of others
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    Social Contract

    Locke's begins to write and promote the idea of a Social Contract, he may not be the first with the idea but his social status will make the idea popular
  • Kill the King

    Locke's ideas about revolution against a government are linked to a plot to kill the king. Locke flees to Holland, many that agreed with him and Lord Ashley are arrested for treason and some are killed 1683
  • I have returned!

    England's Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England
  • Human Understanding

    Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published 1689
  • Sir Issac Newton

    Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends
  • Two Treaties

    Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locket is published
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    Locke appointed

    Locke is appointed to the British Board of Trade and even though his health is failing he is its most influential member
  • Poor Johny Boy

    John Locke dies
  • Borrower

    Thomas Jefferson borrows from Locke's ideas to write the Declaration of Independence