john locke and voltaire by colton cedar

john locke and voltaire by colton cedar
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  • “All mankind . . . being all equal and indepen- dent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.”
  • John locke
  • “It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.”
  • Voltaire
  • John Locke was born in the countryside of England in 1632. When he was young, he showed intelligence and academic promise, and he earned a spot at a prestigious boarding school in far-off London. At the age of 20 he entered Oxford University.Locke was greatly influenced by his father. Between 1642 and 1651, during Locke’s child- hood, a civil war raged in England. The war was fought between those loyal to King Charles I, who supported absolute monarchy, and those who supported the Parliament and favored limited powers for the monarch. (john locke document b)
  • Voltaire (1694–1778) was one of the most celebrated writers of the Enlightenment.His mother died when he was very young, and he came under the influence of his free-thinking godfather, the Abbé de Châteauneuf.Voltaire attended a Catholic college in Paris, but the religious instruction he received only made him more skeptical of Christianity. After college he settled on a career in literature.Voltaire soon earned fame as a writer and as a witty participant in the famous Parisian salons of the Enlightenment.Voltaire believed passionately in reforming society in the name of justice and human happiness. ( voltaire document b)
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