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Department
English
Course
ENG100H1
Professor
C Scoville
Semester
Summer

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Eng 205 – May 28  Spencer was actually the person who coined the term “survival of the fittest” Lock th  Late 17 century  English and wrote as a political philosopher and interested in the way the mind works  Came up with tabula rasa (blank slate) o When your born and theres nothing there, you are blank  Postulates that the people on top are on top because they have advantages  What a government is for: o Life o Liberty o Property  Picks up the Plato critique for rhetoric, still comes from somewhere different  Words are arbitrary tags we put in the world o When we use words to describe things, theres no rea
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