Senator Marcus Crassus often set peoples houses on fire, then bought those houses and
their neighborhoods cheaply and then put out the fire.
He made a vast fortune at the expense of the people.
John Lockes ideas prevent this from happening again.
If a sen
Rene Descartes said Cogito ergo sum.
This means I think, therefore I am.
Its significance is that the only thing you can know about the universe is that you exist.
Anything else that you may have been told or have observed could be a lie because your
Science had indeed fulfilled much of the progress that people predicted it would.
One obvious example is agriculture technology.
Science in fact has the effect that allows greater productivity of the farm which produces
For example, even though
First, Richard knew the right time to act when something was amiss.
He saw that Henry VI wasnt running the country properly.
Therefore, he first tried the peaceful solution: he was named Protector of the Realm.
Indeed, Richard was needed to protect Englan
I think that the scientist of the Enlightenment who had the biggest impact was
Before Copernicus, the model of the universe was geocentric, where all the planets and
the Sun moved around the Earth.
However, for the first time, Coperni
After increased trade, universities for learning started appearing in Europe.
Reason and logic began to replace the blind faith in the Church during the early Middle
If it hadnt been for the exchange of ideas after the Crusades, the modern era could
Of the philosophers of the Enlightenment, the one whose philosophy appeals to
me the most is John Lockes.
The ideas that I most liked about John Locke were that people can improve, everyone
has natural rights, and the government existed by popular consent
Henry VI simply wasnt a good king and Englands power declined during his reign.
I think that Richard, duke of York saw this and knew that he could do a better job in
To save his country from mismanagement by the Lancasters, Richard had to take
If Enlightenment thinkers never decided to find out about science for themselves by
thinking, then the world would still be in an era similar to the Middle Ages.
Cogito ergo sum also has the deeper meaning about the Enlightenment.
It encourages people to
Of the four major results of the Crusades, I think the one that had the biggest effect
on Europe was also the only good result of the Crusades.
Increased trade and commerce brought a lot of changes to feudal society.
Increase in trade led to changes in th