The Enlightenment

Important emotions and psyche governed by similar

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Unformatted text preview: to appeal to audience format is a conversation with astronomer argues for heliocentric universe scientist becomes new cultural hero at end of the century Aspects of Enlightenment: Reason and the laws of nature reason: not influenced by religion, settles all disputes religion becomes much less important emotions and psyche governed by similar laws - natural law David Hume, humans came to form societies through self- interest and justice Adam Smith, believes economy and labor are subject to laws constantly trying to gather knowledge from Middle East and Asia spark lots of travel, tremendous interest in foreign people Religion and morality - Pierre Bayle advocates for religion tolerance, argues that faith cannot be justified by reason we can never know God first to question Christian God becomes known as deism, idea that God created world and natural laws, but no longer involved in day to day operations of the world Jesus is just a normal person, overthrow the doctrine of Holy Trinity natural law grounded in morality, don’t need 10 commandments religion is no longer an academic subject - Baron d’Holbach one of...
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This document was uploaded on 02/27/2014 for the course HIST 007 at Georgetown.

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