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John Locke’s theory is derived from what is called natural law. It maintains that individuals enter society with basic rights, such as the right to life and liberty, which cannot be abrogated by government. See more.
--from International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
The doctrine of emerged in the period commonly known as the Enlightenment. While some form of the doctrine can be found throughout the body of thinkers in this period, the most famous and influential thinker for America was the British philosopher John Locke (1632–1704). See more.
--from Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States