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Western Civ Review

western civ review

What was the Enlightenment? the intellectual developments of the eighteenth century, primarily in Western Europe.
The Scientific Revolution era about the 16th and 17th centuries during which new ideas and knowledge in physics, astronomy, biology, medicine and chemistry transformed medieval and ancient views of nature and laid the foundations for modern science.
Johannes Kepler discovered that the paths of the planets are elliptical, not circular.
Nicolas Copernicus created the Heliocentric model of the universe in 1543.
William Harvey discovered that blood actually flows through the body.
Galileo discovered mountains on the moon, and the moons surrounding Jupiter.
Sir Francis Bacon developed the scientific method, or the induction method.
Rene Descartes discovered how to use analytic geometry to explain ideas about mathematics that could have only been described in diagrams before.
Sir Isaac Newton figured out about gravity and made a scientific law called The Universal Law of Gravitation, and created the three laws of motion.
John Locke Believed that people could only learn something through experience.
Thomas Hobbes believed that every person should have a master.
Jean Jacques Rousseau Wanted equal rights for women and argued that she didn’t think God thought of men as superior to women.
Mary Wollstonecraft Argued about the advances in science in an essay he wrote called the "Discourse on the Arts and Sciences“.
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