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Impact of Locke and Newton

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Abbi Hollihan

on 20 May 2014

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Transcript of Impact of Locke and Newton

Conclusion
-John Locke and Isaac Newton were two of the most inspiring thinkers of the seventeenth century. Their beliefs and justifications motivated eighteenth century Enlightenment thinkers to begin a modernization of the world around them.
Thesis
-During the seventeenth century, John Locke and Isaac Newton were two of the most influential thinkers of their time. Their ideas greatly influenced the Enlightenment thinkers by motivating the philosophes to modernize their society throughout the eighteenth century.
John Locke
Impact of Newton's Ideas
Epitomized the power of the human mind
Encouraged the study of nature
Revolutionized early thought-led to modernization
Impact of Locke's Ideas
Essay Concerning Human Understanding--
theory of
tabula rasa
Political beliefs influenced modernization
Isaac Newton
One of the most important figures in the Scientific Revolution
Combined physics with astronomy
Invented calculus
Principia
Impact of the Ideas of John Locke and Isaac Newton
Defender of moderate liberty and toleration
Two Treatises of Government
Letter Concerning Toleration
Overall Impact
Both Newton and Locke contributed to the modernization brought on by inspired Enlightenment thinkers
Due to their involvement, Europe met its "new age", where various ideas of the two thinkers were put into effect.
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