English thinker who believed in the "Social Contract"
English thinker who believed in Natural Rights
Baron de Montesquieu
An early, influential thinker who believed government should be separated into different branches.
The most famous philosophe who targeted corrupt officials and idle aristocrats.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
The most controversial philosophe who believed that people in their "natural state" were good.
A well known British social critic who fought for women rights during the Enlightenment
"The Wealth of Nations"
A work written by Adam Smith that spoke about economic thinking.
a law that governs human nature
an agreement by which people gave up the state of nature for an organized society
rights that belonged to all human beings from birth
member of a group of the Enlightenment thinkers who tried to apply the methods of science to the improvement of society
a policy that allowed businesses to coopertate with little or no government assistance