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Enlightenment

age of reason, influenced by the scientific revolution of the 1600's

law, philosophy, politics

Enlightenment was used to figure out things in nature like l__, p_______, po_______

social contract

unwritten agreement between government and people

locke

LIFE, LIBERTY, PROPERTY believed people were góòd, nature vs. nurture, limited govt., basis of declaration of independence

hobbes

ppl NEED LAWS, believed people were bàd, strong govt. influenced constitution

wollstonecraft

equality and education for WOMEN

smith

CAPITALISM, father of modern economics, division of labor and concept of free markets

laissez faire

little govt. involvement to allow markets to grow

montesquieu

wrote spirit of laws, believed in SEPARATION OF POWERS (3 branches)

voltaire

believed in FREEDOM OF SPEECH, critisized Catholic Church for its practices <-- arrested many times

diderot

wrote "ENCYCLOPEDIA", discussed issues of freedom of expression and concerns of equality, volumes include writing by voltaire and montesquieu

rousseu

FREE ELECTION, RIGHT TO VOTE idea of social contract, believed in little govt. involvment & good community over individual

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