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WH chpt 5

geocentric theory the earth is the center of the universe
scientific revolution scientific observation, experimentation and questioning of traditional opinions
scientific method a method of inquiry that promotes observing,measuring,explaining and verifying as a way to gain scientific knowledge (5 steps)
Rene Descartes he believed that everything should be doubted until they could be proved by reason
Nicolaus Copernicus he proposed the heliocentric theory
heliocentric theory the sun is the center of the universe
Galileo Galilei he discovers including the laws of motion of falling objects put him into conflict with the Roman Catholic Church
Issac Newton Discovered the law of gravity as well as laws on the physics of objects
Elightment time of optimism and possibility.. Age of Reason
Salons gatherings in which intellectual and political ideas were exchanged during the Elightment
Social Contract an agreement between 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,a and order
John Locke wrote two treaties on government in which he declared that people have a right to rebel against governments that do not protect their rights
jean-Jacques Rousseau he valued the social contract and addressed the nature of man in his work on the origin of inequality
Baron de Montesquieu proposed a government divided into 3 branches and greatly influenced the United States consitution
Philosophes philosophers of the englightment
voltaire idea that God was no longer involved with the universe after creating it. he also advocated a tolerant approach to religion
Enlightened Despot the absolute monarchs in 18th century, Europe who rules according to the principles of the Enlightenment
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