John Locke

  • Who are they?

John locke was one of the most famous philosophers and political theorists in the 17th and 18th centuries. He lived from 1632 to 1704, an English philosopher and physician. He is know as one of the most influential thinkers in the enlightenment and commonly know as the ‘Father of liberalism’.

  • What were their major contributions to the 18th centre philosophy

John Lockes major contribution was foundering the modern philosophical empiricism finding out that the mind is born at a blank slate and that knowledge is based on experience. He is also considered the ‘father of liberalism’ which is based on the princible of liberty and equality, he helped founder of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, human rights.

  • Explain their most successful and well recognised theory.

His most important work was the essay concerning human understanding. This was a book published in December 1989 based on the the knowledge and understanding of the human mind.

  • How was there theory related to Frankenstein?

John locke theory about human understanding relates to Frankenstein as Locke states that the mind is a blank slate, this relates to the creation that Frankenstein creates as he was born not knowing any of his body features capability’s or surroundings. The creature acted like a new born baby, having to learn everything over again from how to speak to how to survive. A quote for out of Frankenstein said by the creature “A strange multiplicity of sensations seized me, and I saw, felt, heard, and smelt at the same time; and it was, indeed, a long time before I learned to distinguish between the operations of my various senses”

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