John Locke (1632 - 1704), one of the greatest English thinkers, went to school at Westminster. After study at Oxford, he returned to London. He was involved in politics, as well as practising medicine. He fled to the Netherlands in 1683, but returned in 1689, and passed his last years in Essex. His arguments on human knowledge are still important in philosophy. His views on government strongly influenced the founders of the United States. We will take a selection of his ideas, and discuss how relevant they are today.
Please note that the room does have limited capacity, and that people will hear about this event via the Bishopsgate Institute, as well as via Meetup and via the Philosophy for All website and programme. This means that replying "yes" here does not guarantee you a place. We will always try to fit everyone in, but very occasionally, an event is so popular that we have to turn some people away. If lots of people (say, more than 40) have replied "yes" here, it would be a good idea to turn up reasonably early. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.