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The Enlightenment 1650-1789

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Raven Warford

on 21 May 2015

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The Enlightenment 1650-1789
Using Reason to understand the World

What Is It?
Time period that focused on reason and thinking as the sources of power or authority
Turning on the lightbulb for Europe
Causes of the Enlightenment
The Renaissance
Beginning of modern science
People are beginning to question the world and the Church
Causes of the Enlightenment cont'd
Reformation
People are questioning the Church and traditional beliefs like never before
Philosophes
Group of people who question the function of society in France in the 1700's
Two English Intellectuals
Enlighten: To become more intelligent or more advanced
Exploration of the world
Ships sailing to new lands sparked curiosity and questions
Scientific Revolution
New ideas explain how the universe works
More and more questions are asked
Didn't want power, just wanted to effect social change
Motto of the Enlightenment:
"Have courage to use your own reason!" ~ Immanuel Kant
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