The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment - The sounds of the Enlightenment...

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The Enlightenment: Applying New Knowledge The scientific Revolution -dividing point between modern and ancient -dominated by Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes (epistemology) , Bacon (scientific method), Newton, and others (Copernicus Galileo Newton) -during renaissance period: c. 1400-1700s -produces a new process: the scientific method -produces new knowledge (physics, mathematics, biology, anatomy, astronomy, chemistry, ect.) Timeline and Terms: Timeline: 17 th and 18 th centuries Terms: -the enlightenment reforming traditions. Commitment to rationalism, international movement (centered in France), harness human talents to improve the human condition (humanism). -“enlightened despots” -John Locke -Jean Jacques Rousseau -John Smith Wealth of Nations: how do we divide material wealth? (invisible hand)
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Unformatted text preview: The sounds of the Enlightenment Enlightenment (rational/organized) Music-introduction of the symphony orchestra -music is orderly-different instruments interwoven-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)-the first large scale outdoor concerts-composers: Vivaldi, Bach, ect. Enlightenment Clubs-masons, salons, universities (get more students, funding, support) Questioning Religion-growth of deism (simplify religion, focus on justice, a :remote creator”, rationality first the religion. The all seeing eye is a symbol of deism.) The Thinkers: John Locke (born 1702): two treatises on government-extreme environmentalism-natural rights-thinks people are born blank canvas Jean Jacques Rousseau: the social contract-society is the problem-equality over liberty-the “noble savage”...
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course HIST 007 taught by Professor Swanson during the Fall '11 term at George Mason.

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