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Unformatted text preview: Intellectual Revolution 17 th century: century of genius .b/c all new discoveries in science . Regular pattern of development: .perfecting of scientific method lead to new ideas to humanity. .People become more secular, rationalistic. 3 Great scientific minds: 1. Bacon-English Empiricist --> emphasis what you can experience, observe. Great contribution: inductive reasoning: reasoning from specific to general; concrete to abstract. 2. Descartes French: Must doubt everything, must experiment. Contributions: deductive reasoning = general to specific; abstract-> concrete. Teach scientists to doubt experiment and think boldly. 3. Newton-England Came from modest family. Went to Cambridge as professor Look at physics over 200 years; could see big picture Got greatest ideas in his early 20s 2 years, he came up w/ contributions Invented calculus, made study of optics, theory of gravitation Reasons for intellectual Revolution occurred in 1600 & 1700s is because the popularity of scientists. This is because the opportunities to learn had increased, with printing was affordable that help increasing Reasons for intellectual Revolution occurred in 1600 & 1700s is because the popularity of scientists....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2010 for the course POLITICAL PS260 taught by Professor Craigcobane during the Spring '10 term at Uni. Iceland.
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