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Historical Personas. In Ender’s Game. John Locke. 29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704 widely known as the Father of Liberalism , was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. John Locke.

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Historical personas

Historical Personas

In Ender’s Game

John locke
John Locke

  • 29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704

  • widely known as the Father of Liberalism,was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers

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John Locke

  • Locke was the first to define the self through a continuity of consciousness

  • He postulated that the mind was a blank slate or tabula rasa

  • Contrary to pre-existing Cartesian philosophy, he maintained that we are born without innate ideas, and that knowledge is instead determined only by experience derived from sense perception

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John Locke

  • Locke's political theory was founded on social contract theory.

  • Locke believed that human nature is characterized by reason and tolerance.

  • Locke believed that human nature allowed men to be selfish. In a natural state all people were equal and independent, and everyone had a natural right to defend his “Life, health, Liberty, or Possessions". This became the basis for the phrase in the American Declaration of Independence: "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

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John Locke

  • Locke also advocated governmental separation of powers and believed that revolution is not only a right but an obligation in some circumstances. These ideas would come to have profound influence on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States


  • 384–322 BC

  • Was a prominent Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens.

  • Demosthenes learned rhetoric by studying the speeches of previous great orators.


  • To make his living, Demosthenes became a professional litigant, both as a "logographer", writing speeches for use in private legal suits, and advocate speaking on another's behalf.

  • He seems to have been able to manage any kind of case, adapting his skills to almost any client, including wealthy and powerful men.

  • It is not unlikely that he became a teacher of rhetoric and that he brought pupils into court with him.


  • He had a large role in many political campaigns, writing speeches and arguing for different sides

  • Demosthenes dealt in policies and ideas, and war was not his business