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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 29, the 242nd day of 2004 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2003 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Containing the United States-I

SKOPJE, Macedonia, March 17 (UPI) -- European intellectuals yearn for the mutually exclusive: an America contained and a regime-changed Iraq. The Chinese are more pragmatic -- though, bound by what is left of their Marxism, they still ascribe U.S. behavior to the irreconcilable contradiction
SAM VAKNIN, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Contest essays target morals, liberty

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Like many other think tanks around the country, the Acton Institute holds an annual public essay competition in which contestants expound on social, economic and political issues tied to the think tank's mission. But where other think tanks use the result
LISA TROSHINSKY, For United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

Book of the Week: Victorian fairy tales

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- There was a time when children used to sit and read, and dream of fairies and princes and princesses. I don't think they do that anymore. Most children spend th
SHIRLEY SAAD

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

Aspen Institute marches to its own beat

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The Aspen Institute has been run for more than 50 years using a different model than other think tanks, according William E. Mayer, chairman of the organization's board of trustees.
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tank Correspondent

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Ian Tyson of Ian and Sylvia, who was born in 1933 (age 69); Jesse Russell of the Persuasions in 1939 (age 63); keyboardist John Locke of Spirit and Nazareth, Onnie McIntyre of the Average White Band, and Gary Alexander of The Ass
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music for Sept. 21-27.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 21-27.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include legendary jazz musician Charlie "Bird" Parker, who was born in 1920; the late Dinah Washington in 1924; Dick Halligan of Blood Sweat and Tears in 1943 (age 59); Procol Harum's Chris Copping in 1945 (age 57); Pablo Cruise'
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2002 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music, for Aug. 24-30.
By United Press International

Commentary: The dignity of difference

In a groundbreaking lecture, Dr. Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth, proposed a new paradigm to forestall the clash of civilizations predicted by Harvard's political scientist Samuel Huntington.
BY CHIEF RABBI JONATHAN SACKS
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John Locke ( /ˈlɒk/; 29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704), widely known as the Father of Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work had a great impact upon the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the American Declaration of Independence.

Locke's theory of mind is often cited as the origin of modern conceptions of identity and the self, figuring prominently in the work of later philosophers such as Hume, Rousseau and Kant. Locke was the first to define the self through a continuity of consciousness. He postulated that the mind was a blank slate or tabula rasa. Contrary to pre-existing Cartesian philosophy, he maintained that we are born without innate ideas, and that knowledge is instead determined only by experience derived from sense perception.

Locke's father, who was also named John Locke, was a country lawyer and clerk to the Justices of the Peace in Chew Magna, who had served as a captain of cavalry for the Parliamentarian forces during the early part of the English Civil War. His mother, Agnes Keene, was a tanner's daughter and reputed to be very beautiful. Both parents were Puritans. Locke was born on 29 August 1632, in a small thatched cottage by the church in Wrington, Somerset, about twelve miles from Bristol. He was baptised the same day. Soon after Locke's birth, the family moved to the market town of Pensford, about seven miles south of Bristol, where Locke grew up in a rural Tudor house in Belluton.

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