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The Enlightenmentt

Chapter 19

TermDefinition
Enlightenment The age of reason
Salons Gatherings in which intellectual and political ideas were exchanged during the enlightenment
Social Contract An agreement between a people and their government, stating that people would give up some of their freedom and in return, their government would provide them with peace, security, and order
John Locke English philosopher and founder of British empiricism; he developed political and economic theories during the enlightenment.
Baron de Montesquieu French jurist and political philosopher, he explored democratic theories of government
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Swiss french political philosopher, he valued the social contract and addressed the nature of man in his work
Philosophes Philosophers of the Enlightenment
Voltaire French philosopher and author; he was a supporter of deism, the idea that God was no longer involved with the universe after creating it
Enlightened Despots The absolute monarchs in 18th-century Europe who ruled according to the principles of the Enlightenment
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