Definition of Locke, John in US English:

Locke, John

proper noun

  • (1632–1704), English philosopher; a founder of empiricism and political liberalism. His Two Treatises of Government (1690) argues that the authority of rulers has a human origin and is limited. In An Essay concerning Human Understanding (1690) he argued that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience.

Pronunciation

Locke, John

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