John Locke

John Locke was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and known as the "Father of Liberalism". Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Sir Francis Bacon, he is important to social contract theory, his work affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries, his contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the United States Declaration of Independence. Locke's theory of mind is cited as the origin of modern conceptions of identity and the self, figuring prominently in the work of philosophers such as David Hume and Immanuel Kant. Locke was the first to define the self through a continuity of consciousness, he postulated that, at birth, the mind was a blank tabula rasa. Contrary to Cartesian philosophy based on pre-existing concepts, he maintained that we are born without innate ideas, that knowledge is instead determined only by experience derived from sense perception.

This is now known as empiricism. An example of Locke's belief in empiricism can be seen in his quote, "whatever I write, as soon as I discover it not to be true, my hand shall be the forwardest to throw it into the fire." This shows the ideology of science in his observations in that something must be capable of being tested and that nothing is exempt from being disproven. Challenging the work of others, Locke is said to have established the method of introspection, or observing the emotions and behaviours of one's self. Locke's father called John, was an attorney who served as clerk to the Justices of the Peace in Chew Magna and as a captain of cavalry for the Parliamentarian forces during the early part of the English Civil War, his mother was Agnes Keene. Both parents were Puritans. Locke was born on 29 August 1632, in a small thatched cottage by the church in Wrington, about 12 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.

In 1647, Locke was sent to the prestigious Westminster School in London under the sponsorship of Alexander Popham, a member of Parliament and his father's former commander. After completing studies there, he was admitted to Christ Church, Oxford, in the autumn of 1652 at the age of twenty; the dean of the college at the time was vice-chancellor of the university. Although a capable student, Locke was irritated by the undergraduate curriculum of the time, he found the works of modern philosophers, such as René Descartes, more interesting than the classical material taught at the university. Through his friend Richard Lower, whom he knew from the Westminster School, Locke was introduced to medicine and the experimental philosophy being pursued at other universities and in the Royal Society, of which he became a member. Locke was awarded a bachelor's degree in February 1656 and a master's degree in June 1658, he obtained a bachelor of medicine in February 1675, having studied medicine extensively during his time at Oxford and worked with such noted scientists and thinkers as Robert Boyle, Thomas Willis, Robert Hooke and Richard Lower.

In 1666, he met Anthony Ashley Cooper, Lord Ashley, who had come to Oxford seeking treatment for a liver infection. Ashley was persuaded him to become part of his retinue. Locke had been looking for a career and in 1667 moved into Ashley's home at Exeter House in London, to serve as hIs personal physician. In London, Locke resumed his medical studies under the tutelage of Thomas Sydenham. Sydenham had a major effect on Locke's natural philosophical thinking – an effect that would become evident in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Locke's medical knowledge was put to the test. Locke coordinated the advice of several physicians and was instrumental in persuading Ashley to undergo surgery to remove the cyst. Ashley prospered, crediting Locke with saving his life. During this time, Locke served as Secretary of the Board of Trade and Plantations and Secretary to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, which helped to shape his ideas on international trade and economics. Ashley, as a founder of the Whig movement, exerted great influence on Locke's political ideas.

Locke became involved in politics when Ashley became Lord Chancellor in 1672. Following Shaftesbury's fall from favour in 1675, Locke spent some time travelling across France as a tutor and medical attendant to Caleb Banks, he returned to England in 1679. Around this time, most at Shaftesbury's prompting, Locke composed the bulk of the Two Treatises of Government. While it was once thought that Locke wrote the Treatises to defend the Glorious Revolution of 1688, recent scholarship has shown that the work was composed well before this date; the work is now viewed as a more general argument against absolute monarchy and for individual consent as the basis of political legitimacy. Although Locke was associated with the influential Whigs, his ideas about natural rights and government are today considered quite revolutionary for that period in English history. Locke fled to the Netherlands in 1683, under strong suspicion of involvement in the Rye House Plot, although there is little evidence to sug

Star Wars Forces of Destiny

Star Wars Forces of Destiny is a 2D animated web series by Lucasfilm Animation released through Disney's YouTube channel. Set across multiple eras of the Star Wars franchise, it is a collection of two- to three-minute shorts centering on female characters featured in previous Star Wars installments; the series premiered on July 2017, beginning the daily release of a set of eight episodes. An additional eight episodes were released in Fall 2017, a second season of eight episodes were released in 2018. First announced and presented in April 2017 during Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Forces of Destiny is part of a franchise expansion initiative by Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and includes a companion toy line by Hasbro and a series of youth-aimed books; the series is the first 2D animated series produced by Lucasfilm since the 2003 Clone Wars series and the first 2D project by Lucasfilm Animation, which formed after the development of Clone Wars. An animated micro-series starring female characters such as Princess Leia Organa, Sabine Wren, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Ahsoka Tano, Padmé Amidala, Hera Syndulla, Rey.

Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano Felicity Jones and Helen Sadler as Jyn Erso Vanessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata Daisy Ridley as Rey Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren Catherine Taber as Padmé Amidala Shelby Young as Leia Organa Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico Olivia Hack as Qi'raFrom both The Clone Wars and Rebels, Matt Lanter reprised his role as Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, Tom Kane reprised his role as Jedi Master Yoda, Jim Cummings reprised his role as Hondo Ohnaka, Taylor Gray reprised his role as Jedi Padawan Ezra Bridger, Gina Torres reprised her role as bounty hunter Ketsu Onyo and Ritesh Rajan reprised his role as Tristan Wren. Film actor John Boyega reprised his role as defected First Order stormtrooper Finn, Mark Hamill reprised his role as Luke Skywalker, son of Anakin and Padmé and Anthony Daniels reprised his role as the droid C-3PO. Other characters to appear include smugglers Han Chewbacca, droids R2-D2, BB-8 and Chopper. Forces of Destiny was announced on April 12, 2017, a special preview of the series presented at Star Wars Celebration Orlando on April 14.

The series is the first 2D animated series produced by Lucasfilm since the 2003 Clone Wars series and the first 2D animation project created by Lucasfilm Animation. The series is part of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media's franchise expansion initiative. Forces of Destiny was created as a series of web shorts because it was felt to better appeal to children's watching patterns: "The way that kids are consuming content today, they're still watching linear television, but they're consuming content digitally, online. We've created a story format here. It's a combination of digital and linear." Each episode is directed by Brad Rau. A second season of fifteen additional episodes was announced in September 2017; the episodes were released on March 19, 2018 online and aired on Disney Channel on March 25, 2018. Forces of Destiny premiered on July 3, 2017, through Disney's YouTube channel, beginning the daily release of a set of eight episodes, it was announced that this release would culminate in the broadcast premiere of the eight episode set on Disney Channel on July 9 as a thirty-minute special, but on July 9, Disney announced via Twitter that only two episodes were going to be broadcast.

A second set of eight episodes was released in October 2017. It was subsequently announced that episodes will air in two half-hour specials on Disney Channel on October 1 and 29; the series is available on the Disney+ streaming service, which launched on November 12, 2019. A series of youth books will adapt the episodes. Two are slated for release: Daring Adventures: Volume 1 adapting shorts about Sabine and Padmé and Daring Adventures: Volume 2 adapting shorts about Jyn and Leia. IDW Publishing published Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny, a weekly all-ages five-issue comic book miniseries that ran from January to May 2018. Alongside the initial series announcement, Lucasfilm announced a related toy line from Hasbro and an apparel line; the toy line features a new class of figures, adventures figures fill the space between action figures and dolls. These 11-inch articulated figures of the six core female characters and smaller paired figures of other characters launched on August 1, 2017 alongside accessories such as lightsabers.

Other characters, including Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren, are intended to be released. Official website Star Wars Forces of Destiny on IMDb Star Wars Forces of Destiny playlist on YouTube Inside Forces of Destiny and Star Wars Animation on the Star Wars official YouTube Channel Star Wars: Forces of Destiny on Wookieepedia, a Star Wars wiki

Hi uTandem

Hi uTandem known as uTandem, is a free language exchange mobile app. It helps people to connect with other language learners in order to carry out face-to-face language exchange sessions and offers learners lists of businesses in the field of language learning or language exchange. Hi uTandem is built around the concept of language exchange, a method of language learning based on mutual oral linguistic exchange between partners. Ideally, each partner is a native speaker of the language they are helping their counterpart to learn; the app designed for users to chat with other users and translate messages, find suitable language partners and to locate language schools, cafés and language exchange groups around them. Hi uTandem was released in January, 2016; the initial idea was conceived by Alberto Rodríguez as part of a team of eight Spanish youngsters. Hi uTandem belongs to the company Velvor Tech S. L. registered in Ronda. Hi uTandem was listed on the Top 4 Apps to Learn Languages list by and since its launch it has been featured in numerous online and physical sources, including 20 minutos, Europapress, ABC Andalucía and Telefónica's Think Big Blog