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John Locke and Politics

             The assignment is based on the whole character sketch of John Locke and what he felt about almost everything in the spheres of Politics. He was the founder of utilitarianism and that is one of the most important in a democracy. He is one of the few thinkers who never let the consequences around him affect him adversely; in fact he was one of the very few people who learned from their mistakes. There are people who can go on cribbing about their problems, but John Locke was different, he studied them and experimented and made an attempt to understand why it all happens in the first place, this also could be because he had a background in science as we will learn ahead, which led him to postulating. It is extremely crucial to understand every aspect of a thinker's ideology and an attempt to cover almost everything has been made.
             John Locke – Life Sketch.
             Locke is the greatest figure in the history of political thought. He was born in 1632. He was born at Wrington in Somersetshire. Locke was the son of a Puritan Somerset lawyer who served in the Parliamentary Army during the Civil War. He was educated in his own family circle for around fourteen years of his life. The atmosphere was of a tiny little world soon to be pulled into Civil War. He was educated at Westminster and Oxford. He wrote an essay which was entitled, 'Thoughts on Education'. And from that essay it could be deciphered that he was most unhappy at school. So he not only had a bad image of Westminster, but of the whole idea of public schools in general. He went to Oxford in 1652 and stayed there for around thirty years roughly. He was not really happy with his education. Oxford, at that time was governed by the Independents and Presbyterians; it was becoming a breeding place for fanaticism. Even though Locke was favourable to Puritanism, he found a lack of liberty as compared to what he had expected.
             Locke recounted his early career to his patroness who was known as 'Lady Masham'.

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