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AP Euro, Unit 4: Intellectual, Economic, and Social Developments

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key tenets: natural science and reason should be used to understand all aspects of life (faith isn't enough), progress (humanity was capable of improving, as opposed to just emulating the Greeks/Romans), scientific method was capable of reaching understanding. Was spread through uncertainty of previous worldview caused by Newton's demolition of Aristotelian sciences, religious skepticism (was religious unity worth going to war), travel journals challenging assumptions, tabula rasa.