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Political Theory - John Locke

Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Brief 6 min video introducing and explaining the thinking of the 17th century philosopher. Covers his philosophy on how to educate children; who should rule the nation; the role of the state in handling religious belief. Locke was an advocate for 'freedom of belief' and explained that the state had no role in restricting religious belief. It also covers the arguments that Locke puts forward for the right of people to overthrow governments.

How it maps to the curriculum

Politics & Society

Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Suggestions for use: Could be played to the class and followed by a discussion on what students understand to be his basic beliefs. Could also provide material for a consideration of how his thoughts differ from that of Hobbes.

Meta information

  • Asset type: Video
  • Language: English
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Cost: No
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