The Enlightenment Philosophers

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  • The Enlightenment was sparked by scientists who used reason along with experiments to figure out how the universe worked. During the Enlightenment, political thinkers tried to use reason to improve government.
  • Hi I'm John Locke and I would like to tell you about some of my Enlightenment Ideas. I believed that the power to rule came from the consent of the governed and that people were born with three rights.
  • John Locke
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • I will know tell you about my ideas. I believed that philosophers relied too much on reason and not enough on human emotion. I also believed that people should use civic virtue.
  • Hi I'm Baron de Montesquieu and my ideas in then Enlightenment helped to create the seperation of powers and the idea of checks and balances.
  • Baron de Montesquieu
  • I would also like to tell you about my ideas. I believed in the freedom of speech. With my famous statement "I disapprove of what you say but defend to the death your right to say it".
  • Voltaire
  • The End By: Brooke Gainey
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