John Locke's Theory of Empiricism

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Which of the following is a way to describe empiricism?

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1. According to Locke, the mind of a human baby is specifically like which of the following?

2. Which of the following did Locke reject?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

John Locke was an influential 17th Century British philosopher, best known as a central figure in the philosophical movement of empiricism. This online quiz will go over empiricism and Locke's specific views on the subject. Some things you'll be tested on include Locke's views on the human mind and our acquisition of knowledge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Empiricism
  • Locke's views on the human mind
  • What Locke rejected
  • Knowledge from experience
  • An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the basics of Empiricism and John Locke's philosophical views on the subject
  • Defining key concepts - make sure that you can accurately define some of the important terms found in the lesson, such as empiricism and tabula rasa
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to answer questions on John Locke's works, his arguments on human knowledge and the human mind, and his influence on empiricism

Additional Learning

To learn more about John Locke and empiricism, review the corresponding lesson called John Locke's Theory of Empiricism. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of empiricism
  • John Locke
  • Tabula rasa
  • Sensation and reflection
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