The Enlightenment - 1. The Enlightenment - late 1600s -...

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1. The Enlightenment - late 1600s - 1800 a. This movement centered around reason and logic - the age of reason b. An attempt by people to explain the war c. Had its origins in the Scientific Revolution i. Newton puts all the new astronomy ideas together ii. He puts together down all the rules that govern the universe into the Mathematic Principals - Principia 1. In this book Newton lays down his three laws of motion 2. Out of this comes many ideas 3. Essentially Newton says that math and science can explain the universe and that it reacted in a very rational and predictable way this contributes to an idea known as Deism 4. Deist believe that God exists and created the universe and puts it into motion and steps away 5. This belief disagrees with miracles and prayer 6. "watchmaker God" iii. Newton also figured that God is rational and that God could be understood through science 1. He believed that religion should be rational 2. He figured that if we can find out how everything works we can better man kind 3. Newton's ideas lead to the rationalization of all other fields of science 4. Philosophes are the intellectuals of the enlightenment a.Different than philosophers since they are interested in concrete ideas b.Typically upperclass c.Usually Philosophes didn’t teach in universities since most are run by the Church d.Many things are written at this time e.They also come together at the Salons
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course EUH 2001 taught by Professor Bizon during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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The Enlightenment - 1. The Enlightenment - late 1600s -...

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