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Unformatted text preview: branches of science). Voltaire: fights intolerance Admires English Mocked Catholicism Fought for freedom of religion, freedom of speech Montesquieuseparation of powers Power should check power: checks and balances No one would get total control of government Rousseau: Champion of Freedom Civilization corrupts mans natural goodness Only good gov.freely formed by people and guided by general good will. Wrote the Social Contract Went further than Lockeargued titles of nobility should be abolished. Spread of ideas by the salons, the Encyclopedia, other books, letters, visits, and magazine articles. This flurry of communication then reached middle-class people through newspapers, pamphlets, political songs. They had money to buy books and support the work of artists. Paris salonssocial gatherings of philosophers, writers, artists, to discuss ideas and hear performances. Diderots Encyclopediacompiled all the best thinking in a range of fields. ....
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- Thomas Hobbes