John Locke

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In 1683, John Locke arrived in the Netherlands with his friend and patron, Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper. The two had fled England due to suspicions that he and Cooper were involved in the Rye House Plot; a conspiracy to assassinate Charles II and his brother (and heir to the English throne) James. Though he didn’t know it at the time, Locke’s influential writings would make him known for being the father of classical liberalism, and lay the groundwork for the American experiment and the US Constitution. In 1683, John Locke arrived in the Netherlands with his friend and patron, Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper. The two had fled England due to suspicions that he and Cooper were involved in the Rye House Plot; a conspiracy to assassinate Charles II and his brother (and heir to the English throne) James. Though he didn’t know it at the time, Locke’s influential writings would make him known for being the father of classical liberalism, and lay the groundwork for the American experiment and the US Constitution. In 1683, John Locke arrived in the Netherlands with his friend and patron, Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper. The two had fled England due to suspicions that he and Cooper were involved in the Rye House Plot; a conspiracy to assassinate Charles II and his brother (and heir to the English throne) James. Though he didn’t know it at the time, Locke’s influential writings would make him known for being the father of classical liberalism, and lay the groundwork for the American experiment and the US Constitution.

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B.A. Philosophy, Arizona State University. My writing focuses on libertarian philosophy and reformed theology and aimed at the educated layperson. I am a confessionally Reformed Christian orthodox Presbyterian in the tradition of J. Gresham Machen (1881 – 1937)
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