History 040W 2-4-2008

History 040W 2-4-2008 - History 040W 2/4/2008 Foundations o...

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History 040W 2/4/2008 - Foundations o Scientific method: Bacon and Newton o John Locke’s epistemology: Knowledge based on experience alone - The “Party of Humanity”: the Philosophes o Free thinkers Not bound by religion or other dogma o Not “philosophers” stricto sensu o Famous examples: Voltaire Montesquieu The Encyclopedia (Diderot and D’Alembert) - Voltaire o Francois Marie Arouet (1694-1788) o Life and work personified the Enlightenment o Philosophical Letters (1734) Praise for British liberties, empiricism, open- mindedness Veiled criticism of France o Loathed religious bigotry and intolerance: “Ecrasez l’infame!” - Montesquieu o Charles Louis de Secondat (1689-1755) o Born of a noble family, served as a magistrate, studied law o The Persian Letters (1721) o The Spirit of the Laws (1748)
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Comparative and historical Identified different form of government: republic, monarchy, and depotism Checks and balances - The Encyclopedia o Great work of Denis Diderot and D’Alembert
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