Enlightenment Reading Assignments - Modern European History...

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Modern European HistoryMr. BurkeUnit 5 continued: Ch 17 Enlightenment AssignmentsDAY 5: Read text pp. 509-516: “The Enlightenment” (stop at New Science of Man), an-swer the following:1)Who were the philosophes and what was their plan?2)What was one specific idea that Montesquieu taught which challenged gov-ernment practice?3)Explain your understanding of Deism. How does this view of God relate to the philosophes and their efforts?4)What was the purpose of the encyclopedia?DAY 6: Read text pp. 516-522, then answer the following:1)Who are the physiocrats? What are their economic ideas?2)Define the term liberal. How is liberalism viewed in the Enlightenment?3)What is Rousseau’s view of society? What does he mean by the general will?

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