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PCS Global 10C

PCS Global 10 Enlightened Thinkers

Thomas Hobbs people left on their own will continuously fight; proposed absolute monarchs
John Locke people left on their own will cooperate; Two Treaties of Government - ruler should stay in power as long as consent of governed; right to rebel; life, liberty, and property (natural rights)
Montesquieu 3 branches of government; The Spirit of Laws; checks and balance
Voltaire "I do not agree with a word you say, but I will defend to my death your right to say it"; Enlightened Monarch
Rousseau human nature was basically good, society corrupts; equality - no ranking; The Social Contract - people would give up some of their freedom for "the Good Will"; decisions of the majority
Thomas Paine Common Sense - Why should big continent like Americas be ruled by tiny island?
Denis Diderot Encyclopedia - spread ideas of enlightenment
Mary Wollstonecraft A Vindication of the Rights of Woman - stressed education as a tool to improvement for both boys and girls
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