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L Kientzy

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Transcript of Enlightenment

What is the Enlightenment?
"Have courage to use your own reason!"
-Immanual Kant, 1784
René Descartes (1596-1650), French philosopher and mathematician. "Cartesian rationality"

"Cogito ergo sum"
Geocentric and Heliocentric View
What was the effect of the "Enlightenment" on science, religion, and politics?

Political Enlightenment
Social Contract Theory versus the "divine right of kings"

Liberalism and natural rights to life, liberty and property (John Locke, 1689)

From Aristotle's geocentric to heliocentric view (Copernicus, Galileo)
Chinese Influence on the Enlightenment
New developments in science, philosophy, literature, politics, focused mainly in Europe, 17-18th cent
Isaac Newton, 1642-1727 Laws of Motion
Universal Gravitation
Viennese Coffee House
Interesting theory... do you buy it?
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