AskDefine | Define Locke

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Locke n : English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704) [syn: John Locke]

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  1. John Locke (1632 – 1704); an influential English philosopher of the Enlightenment and social contract theorist. He argued that a government could only be legitimate if it received the consent of the governed and protected the natural rights of the governed. If such consent was not given, citizens had a right of rebellion. His writings influenced the American revolutionaries as reflected in the American Declaration of Independence.



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