Searching for: "John Locke"

  • John Locke

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Adetomiwa Edun, best known for his TV roles in Merlin and Bates Motel and his role in the football video games FIFA. He has also appeared in Lucifer, Legends, and Death in Paradise, Elementary and as Mr Brocks in the Doctor Who Christmas Special in 2016. In An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, first published in 1690, John Locke (1632-1704) provides a complete account of how we acquire everyday, mathematical, natural scientific, religious and ethical knowledge. Rejecting the theory that some knowledge is innate in us, Locke argues that it derives from sense perceptions and experience, as analysed and developed by...read more

  • John Locke

    Letter Concerning Toleration by John Locke was originally published in 1689. Its initial publication was in Latin, though it was immediately translated into other languages. In this "letter" addressed to an anonymous "Honored Sir" (actually Locke's close friend Philip von Limborch, who published it without Locke's knowledge) Locke argues for a new understanding of the relationship between religion and government. One of the founders of Empiricism, Locke develops a philosophy that is contrary to the one expressed by Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan, primarily because it supports toleration for various Christian denominations. Locke's work appeared amidst a fear that Catholicism might be taking...read more

  • John Locke

    Often considered the foundation of political liberalism, John Locke's Two Treatises of Government was first published anonymously in 1689, in the wake of England's Glorious Revolution. In The First Treatise of Government, Locke refutes the idea of divine monarchy, while The Second Treatise of Government articulates Locke's philosophy of government, which he based upon his theories of natural rights and the social contract. In Locke's view, governments' legitimacy is based upon their performance of their proper functions-preservation of the life, liberty, and property rights of their citizens, and protection from those who seek to violate these rights. A radical doctrine at the time of its...read more

  • John Locke

    Donovan Creed, former CIA assassin, is a smart-aleck tough guy who can't resist a noble cause. Despite a ton of baggage and a penchant for call girls, he always finds a way to beat the bad guys. In this sequel to Lethal People, Creed is forced to choose between his thriving contract-killer business, his part in the lethal experiment, and his desire to live a normal life with the beautiful Kathleen Gray and her newly adopted daughter, Addie. Before that can happen, he has to take care of some lethal business involving a former lover. Lethal Experiment is a breezy and fun page-turner, featuring grisly humor, outrageous characters, and sexy dialogue. John Locke is the international...read more

  • John Locke

    What if the best morning of your life suddenly turned into your worst nightmare? Sam Case is about to find out. Saving Rachel is the story of what happens when killers force a man to choose between his wife and his mistress . and the one he rejects must die. John Locke is the international best-selling author of seven Donovan Creed novels, all of which have made the Amazon/Kindle Top 20 Best Seller's List. Saving Rachel held the #1 spot for more than three weeks and remains one of the all-time best selling e-books in the history of publishing. Locke has had four books in the Amazon Kindle Top 10 at the same time, and six in the Top 20. It is estimated that every 7 seconds a John Locke novel...read more

  • John Locke

    ‘A Letter Concerning Toleration’ by John Locke was originally published in Latin in 1689. It was Locke's response to the problem of religion and government; he proposed religious toleration as the answer. For Locke, the only way a Church gains genuine converts is through persuasion, not violence. Arguing that the government should not involve itself in spiritual matters, he offers three main reasons: individuals cannot divest control over their souls to secular forces, as God does not appoint the magistrate; force cannot bring about the change necessary for salvation as it cannot change one's beliefs; and there is no reason to believe that magistrates are reliable judges of religious...read more

  • John Locke

    John Locke's essays on human understanding answers the question "What gives rise to ideas in our minds?". In the first book Locke refutes the notion of innate ideas and argues against a number of propositions that rationalists offer as universally accepted truth. In the second book Locke elaborates the role played by sensation, reflection, perception and retention in giving rise to simple ideas. Then he elaborates on how different modes, substances and relations of simple ideas (of the same kind) give rise to complex ideas v.g. space, time, infinity etc. Finally he discusses complex ideas of mixed modes which arise from a combination of simple ideas of different kinds v.g. identity and...read more

  • John Locke

    The Two Treatises of Civil Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise is an extended attack on Sir Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, which argued for a divinely-ordained, hereditary, absolute monarchy. The more influential Second Treatise outlines a theory of civil society based on natural rights and contract theory. Locke begins by describing the "state of nature," and goes on to explain the hypothetical rise of property and civilization, asserting that the only legitimate governments are those which have the consent of the people. Locke's ideas heavily influenced both the American and French Revolutions. His notions of...read more

  • John Locke

    International best-selling author John Locke made a name for himself by achieving the coveted #1 Amazon Kindle spot-and he went on to sell over a million of his seven action-packed Donovan Creed novels. In Now & Then, the former CIA assassin is ready to unwind on Florida's white sand beaches with his girlfriend Rachel and his stolen billions. But with rabid squirrels, homicidal maniacs, hailstorms, and a gang of deadly pirates, his vacation is anything but...read more

  • John Locke

    In international best-selling author John Locke's The Love You Crave, the eighth installment in his pulse-pounding Donovan Creed series, the former CIA assassin comes under fire from all sides. But when Creed finds himself up against mob-connected Tony Spumoni, he knows he's in for real trouble. As Creed and Spumoni face off during an increasingly deadly confrontation, events spiral out of...read more

  • John Locke

    This is the fourth book of John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding. His book deals with knowledge and probability. He asks how far knowledge can go, if there are universal propositions, what are judgment and probability and deals with faith, reason and...read more

  • William John Locke

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne is a 1905 novel by William John Locke about a middle aged schoolmaster, who unexpectedly inherits money and a title. Walking through a park he finds a young girl weeping—a harem girl who has been brought to London for an arranged marriage, and has run away. Not knowing what else to do, Sir Marcus brings her to his home… Excerpt from the book: 'At this moment the chief's wife came into the library with the morning paper in her hand. On seeing me she rushed forward. 'Have you had bad news?' 'Yes. Is it in the paper?' 'I was coming to show my husband. The name is an uncommon one. I wondered if they might be relatives of yours.' I bowed acquiescence. The...read more

  • John Locke

    The setting is the Tower of London, and Thomas More awaits his execution. Looking for distraction from his predicament, More rereads Utopia, and becomes obsessed with the Utopian system of government of which he was so skeptical two decades earlier. His friends, Giles and Hythloday visit More a few days before his appointment with the executioner, and confess that they too, have recently been musing about life in the island nation. More compels his friends to return to Utopia in order to gather more information. Then, by leveraging their relationships with influential humanist colleagues, Giles and Hythloday will introduce the alternative system of governance to the people of Europe. Thirty...read more

  • William John Locke

    The Beloved Vagabond is a 1906 novel written by William John Locke. It is the most famous work of Locke. In nineteenth century France an architect decides to disguise himself as a tramp. Excerpt from the book: 'It is the story of Paragot, the belovéd vagabond—please pronounce his name French-fashion—and if I obtrude myself on your notice it is because I was so much involved in the medley of farce and tragedy which made up some years of his life, that I don't know how to tell the story otherwise. To Paragot I owe everything. He is at once my benefactor, my venerated master, my beloved friend, my creator. Clay in his hands, he moulded me according to his caprice, and inspired me with...read more

  • John Locke

    In the first of an exciting new series, Donovan Creed, former CIA assassin and a smartaleck tough guy with a heart of bronze, faces his biggest challenge ever. While pursuing a budding romance with the beautiful Kathleen Gray, Creed stumbles upon a plucky, but horribly burned, little girl named Addie Dawes. Creed's suspicion about the fire that killed Addie's family puts him on a collision course with crime boss Joe DeMeo in what soon becomes an issue of kill or be killed. DeMeo, a relentless killer who will stop at nothing to protect his empire, targets Creed and his loved ones for death. But Creed has plans of his own. Employing a bizarre cast of characters, including a giant, a rival...read more

  • John Locke

    A Girl Like You is the next step in the evolution of hit man and former CIA assassin, Donovan Creed. When Rachel Case goes to the doctor for a routine blood test, scientists are astonished to learn she possesses a gene no one else on earth seems to have - a gene that holds the key to protecting the world from the deadliest pandemic in history. When government operatives kidnap Rachel in order to develop a vaccine, her lover, Donovan Creed, realizes the only way he can find Rachel is to enlist the help of her current husband,...read more

  • John Locke

    In order to save his own life, Donovan Creed signs on as bodyguard to the most famous gambler in Las Vegas history, Jim 'Lucky' Peters. Lucky, worth millions, has hit a losing streak and must raise a lot of cash in a short period of time from some of the world's creepiest people. It doesn't take long for Creed to learn that the person who holds the key to his survival is none other than Lucky's smokin' hot wife, Gwen, who has secrets of her...read more

  • John Locke

    Be careful what you wish for! When Buddy Pancake and his drinking buddies stumble across the Wish List website, they jokingly post their 'impossible' wishes. Imagine their surprise when, one by one, the wishes start coming true! But Buddy and his pals neglected to read the fine print explaining the price they must pay for the wishes they've been granted. Wish List is a compelling, nail-biting, laugh-out-loud thriller in the tradition of Saving...read more

  • William John Locke

    Set during WWI in England, The Red Planet is a rich tale about the life in a little English town from the point of view of Major Duncan Meredyth, a disabled veteran of the Boer Wars. As he struggles to keep his life and the lives of those he cares for in harmony, he must also shelter a dark secret regarding one of the village's favorite sons. The Red Planet was the third bestselling novel in the United States for 1917. (Summary by Miss...read more

  • William John Locke

    The book tells the story of "Doggie" Trevor, who, having been wrapped in cotton wool since babyhood, becomes a snobbish rich dilettante. All this changes as World War I begins and Doggie takes a commission in the Army Ð with near disastrous results. However, he takes stock of his life and later signs on as a simple English Tommy. He fights in France alongside his friends and the book tells of his improving fortunes, his engagement to equally snobbish Peggy, and his adventures amidst the horrors of life in the trenches Ð and the unexpected consequences, as he travels the rough road to a happy...read more