I think they named "John Locke" after 2 of our most famous philosophers

Eli815 September 22, 2010 User blog:Eli815

In the most greatest series there's ever been called: "Lost", there was a character named John Locke. Locke was a wise man, he made wise decisions and was smart. He was very kind and special. John was very handy with tools and a good hunter of boar and other animals of the Island, which proved to be very helpful in the survival of the group. He and Jack were philosophical opposites and used to share leadership among the survivors.

This is another "John Locke" I found on Wikipedia which is quite similar to our John... John Locke (pronounced /ˈlɒk/; 29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704), widely known as the Father of Liberalism,[2][3][4] 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.[5]

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(doesnt that sound like an epiosode of the 1st season of "lost".) 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.[6]

I was still curios and then I searched "Jeremy Bentham" ( season 5 of lost when John gets out of the island with his fake name Jeremy Bentham) and this was the result Jeremy Bentham (pronounced /ˈbɛnθəm/ or /ˈbɛntəm/; 15 February 1748 – 6 June 1832) was an English jurist, philosopher, and legal and social reformer. He became a leading theorist in Anglo-American philosophy of law and a political radical whose ideas influenced the development of welfarism. He is best known for his advocacy of utilitarianism and the ethical treatment of animals,[1] and the idea of the panopticon.

His position included arguments in favour of individual and economic freedom, usury, the separation of church and state, freedom of expression, equal rights for women, the right to divorce, and the decriminalising of homosexual acts.[2][3] He argued for the abolition of slavery and the death penalty and for the abolition of physical punishment, including that of children.[4] Although strongly in favour of the extension of individual legal rights, he opposed the idea of natural law and natural rights, calling them "nonsense upon stilts."[5]

He became the most influential of the utilitarians, through his own work and that of his students. These included his secretary and collaborator on the utilitarian school of philosophy, James Mill; James Mill's son John Stuart Mill; John Austin, legal philosopher; and several political leaders, including Robert Owen, a founder of modern socialism. He is considered the godfather of University College London.

So I guess they named him after two of our greatest philosophers! I found that really cool! :) What do you guys think? Eli815 19:14, September 22, 2010 (UTC)

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