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Philosophy 22 Fall, 2009 G. J. Mattey. John Locke. Vital Statistics. Born, 1632, Wrington Died, 1704, Oates Single Physician Member of Royal Society Government Official. Important Events. 1647, began study at Westminster school as a King’s Scholar

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Philosophy 22 fall 2009 g j mattey

Philosophy 22

Fall, 2009

G. J. Mattey

John Locke


Vital statistics

Vital Statistics

  • Born, 1632, Wrington

  • Died, 1704, Oates

  • Single

  • Physician

  • Member of Royal Society

  • Government Official


Important events

Important Events

  • 1647, began study at Westminster school as a King’s Scholar

  • 1652-56, attended Christ Church college, Oxford, earning a B.A.

  • 1658, earned M.A. at Christ Church

  • 1660

    • Elected lecturer in Greek at Christ Church

    • Met Robert Boyle


Important events cont

Important Events (cont.)‏

  • 1663, elected lecturer in Rhetoric at Christ Church

  • 1664, elected Censor of Moral Philosophy at Christ Church

  • 1667, moved to London as personal physician of Lord Ashley

  • 1668, elected to the Royal Society

  • 1674, received Bachelor of Medicine at Oxford and was licensed to practice medicine


Important events cont1

Important Events (cont.)‏

  • 1675-78, resided in France

  • 1683, fled to Holland for safety

  • 1688, published (in French) abstract of Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • 1689

    • Returned to England

    • Published Epistle Concerning Toleration

    • Published Essay Concerning Human Understanding


Important events cont2

Important Events (cont.)‏

  • 1690, anonymously published Two Treatises of Civil Government

  • 1691, moved to the Masham estate at Oates

  • 1695, anonymously published The Reasonableness of Christianity

  • 1696-1700, served on the Board of Trade

  • 1697-99, controversy with Edward Stillingfleet, Bishop of Worcester

  • 1700, retired at Oates


Important events cont3

Important Events (cont.)‏

  • 1704, died at Oates, after a long period of declining health due to chronic asthma and consumption


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