enlightenment thinkers

enlightenment thinkers

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enlightenment thinkers and there ideas

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  • voltaire
  • he believed in protecting individual liberty and that congress should not make any sort of  law respecting the establishment of religion
  • montesquieu
  • he believed that the government should be split into three branches to spread out power so no one person or branch can abuse the power they are given
  • Mary Wollstonecraft
  • She believed AGAINST marriage and was a feminist.  She believed that woman had all if the abilities that men did and should not get married and become a "slave" to man
  • he believed in having a social contract to help keep people in tact and under the law
  • Rousseau
  • He believed the purpose of punishment is to create a better society, not revenge. Punishment serves to deter others from committing crimes, and to prevent the criminal from repeating his crime
  • Beccaria
  • John Locke
  • John Locke Believed that not all people are bad and should be watched like Hobbes did,  he believed that all people are good and are born with natural rights 
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