Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment: Reactions

Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment: Reactions
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The Age of Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution

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Enlightenment & Scientific Revolution

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  • Galileo Galilei
  • Innovation
  • Copernicus was right! The sun is at the center. We are just one of many heavenly bodies circling the sun
  • Trouble with the Church
  • Reaction
  • Repent!
  • Galileo spent years perfecting his telescopes and making detailed observations of heavenly bodies and their movements.
  • Voltaire
  • Church leaders were alarmed at Galileo's findings, because they contradicted what the church taught. Galileo was summoned before the Pope in 1633 and forced to claim that his conclusions were false.
  • The Enlightened Despots
  • Copernicus was wrong to challenge church teachings.
  • Bring this to the postmaster. It must get to the Queen of Russia!
  • Joseph II of Austria
  • Catherine The Great of Russia
  • Fredrick II of Prussia
  • The influence of Voltaire and other Enlightenment philosophies was widespread.
  • Rousseau
  • All religions have value...
  • The philosophes influenced a group of "Enlightened Despots". They were absolute monarchs who were interested in using Enlightenment thinking in their policies.
  • Trouble with the Church
  • Burn the works of Rousseau!
  • Rousseau argued that all religions were aimed at the same goal: creating virtuous people. Therefore they have equal value.
  • Blasphemy!
  • This opinion got Rousseau in hot water with religious leaders in Paris. His books were burned, and he fled Paris to avoid arrest.

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