The Age of Enlightenment

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The Age of Enlightenment 1700-1789
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Objective To understand the ideas behind the Age of Enlightenment To understand how those ideas affected politics and society
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The Age of Enlightenment A period of intellectual exchange in Europe during the 18 th century “Progress” A desire for political and social change
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The Age of Enlightenment What made the Enlightenment possible?
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The Philosophes Intellectuals who discussed ideas Used reason to explain their world Believed that Reason could improve society Believed in tolerance for all religions
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The Philosophes
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Voltaire (1694-1778) French intellectual who criticized French society
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John Locke (1632-1704) Treatises on Government Essay on Human Understanding “Tabula Rasa”
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John Locke (1632-1704)
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Denis Diderot (1713-1784) Published the Encyclopedia in 1772 Attempt to compile information on everything
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Denis Diderot (1713-1784)
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