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Sc. Rev & Enl

Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment

Copernicus Sun was the center of the solar system, planets revolve around the sun in perfect divine circles (Heliocentric Theory)
Kepler Supported Copernicus with mathematics. Planets travel in ellipses (ovals) not perfect circles
Thomas Hobbes "Leviathan" Humans exist in a primitive state of nature and consent to government for self-protection
John Locke "Two Treatises on Government" People are sovereign and consent to government for protection of natural rights to life, liberty, and property
Montesquieu "The Spirit of Laws: the best form of government includes a separation of powers
Rousseau "The Social Contract" Government is a contract between rulers and the people
Voltaire Religious toleration should triumph over religious fanaticism: separation of church and state
Galileo Galilei Used telescope to support heliocentric theory
Isaac Newton Formulated law of gravity
William Harvey Discovered circulation of the blood
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