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The Enlightenment was sparked by scientists who used reason along with experiments to figure out how the universe worked. Isaac Network, for example, discovered the principle of gravity.
I'm John locke I was born in 1632. I believed the power of a government to rule must come from the consent of the governed. I died in 1704
I'm Jean-Jacques Rousseau and I had a similar belief on the state of nature but differed on the role of government. I felt it was the government duty to implement policies deemed beneficial for the general.
I'm Baron de Montesquieu. Separation of power checks to maintain balance within government and legialtive, executive, judicial branches of government. I admired the english system of limited government.
I'm Voltaire. Championed the freedom of speech " I disapprove of what you say but we defined to the death your right to say". I wrote many novels,plays,letters,and essays that brought him fame and wealth.
These fore men was enlightenment philosophers. They helped change the world with their thoughts and ideas.
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