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movement during the 1700's that spread the idea that knowledge, reason, and science could improve society
informal social gatherings at which writers, artists, philosophes, and other exchanged enlightenment ideas
the first publication of different essays about the culture and society of France which was ebentually banned because it dealt with controversial issues
Government is necessary to protect the people. You must give up rights to be protected. Wrote the Leviathan
Believed in life, liberty, and property - people make a deal with the government in return for protection
believed people in their natural state were basically good but that they were corrupted by the evils of society
Publicized Copernicus's findings; used the telescope to study moon and planets; condemned by the Catholic church for his work.
elaborate an extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
Light and elegant art and architecture inspired by Ancient Greece and Rome. This style reflected Enlightenment ideas
Arrangment of the solar system that places the Earth at the center with the sun and planets orbiting the Earth
Published work of many philosphes in his Encyclopedia. He hoped it would help people think more rationally and critically
System of government in which an absolute ruler rules according to the principles of Enlightenment
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