Chief opponent of absolutism; Believed in "Divine Law;" Wrote 2 treaties of government; Wrote Perfectibility of Humanity
Leviathan; Formulated document of political absolutism. pessimistic view of nature; felt freedom oppressed subjects
Rebuilt basic construction of solar system; Says that the sun is the center of the universe which meant Earth was not, making us not the center.
Correcdted the assumption that the planets orbit around the sun in a circle
Publiicized Coperniscus views; proved that larger objects could not fall faster than smaller objects; Developed math formula
Ovum Organim; Urged empirical methods of study
Rationalism; "I think therefore I am"
This physicist developed the law of universal gravitation and further caused the decline of the old system of science
Religious belief that says God created the world and lets it run itself by natural law; Belief of Locke and Newton
Treaty of Paris
1763; Ended French and Indian Wars
French writer who was the embodiment of 18th century Enlightenment (1694-1778); "Crush Infamy!" Wrote1st principle of civil liberties
Spirit of the Laws; proposed idea of checks and balances
Emile, Social contract; forerunner of French Revolution; emphasized importance of education of children
Decline and fall of the roman empire
Treatise on Human Nature; one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment.
wrote Wealth of Nations; "Laissez faire...let nature take its course"
Critique of Pure reason; Categorical imerative (act as if one's actions will become a universal law of nature)
Declaration of Independence
Invented stove, light bulb, lightening rod
French Revolutionary Assembly; issued Charter of Liberties and the Declaration of the Rights of Man &of Citizen
radical clergyman; wrote "What is the 3rd State?"
Oath of the Tennis Court
June 20, 1789; Beginning of French Revolution
"Reflections on the French Revolution," conservative whig polition
"The Rights of Man"