Locke

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Locke

1. John. 1632--1704, English philosopher, who discussed the concept of empiricism in his Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690). He influenced political thought, esp in France and America, with his Two Treatises on Government (1690), in which he sanctioned the right to revolt
2. Matthew. ?1630--77, English composer, esp of works for the stage