Locke was also a very religious man, yet in his philosophical standpoints, he seemingly left religion at the door. Due to his empiricist outlook, of knowledge only being gained through physical and sensational experience, Locke battled for an explanation of his faith that coincided with his philosophy. For how could Locke justify a God, a being beyond our human senses? How can a philosopher, who is bound to knowledge, discuss a realm beyond experience? Locke justified his faith through the traditional scholastic argument of: nothing comes from nothing. Therefore: we are her...
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...d down trod, which lead to tax conflicts and poverty stricken citizens, who would then rise up and enact a rebellion against Great Britain, ultimately changing the course of history. One could also include the US industrial revolution; for it was through low pay and degrading work conditions that lead to the ultimate segregation of the classes, causing a revolution in child labor, pay grade, and labor unions.
Marx argued that it was through economic forces that history is made. Upon much retrospection and research, I have concluded as such as well. In fact, I can specify even more: it is though poor economic forces that make history happen. When human beings are forced into poverty, forced into segregation, and are looked upon as less than others, they act. As Karl Marx said, when human beings are pushed beyond their breaking point- that is when history is created.
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