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Deism, enlightenment, Rousseau, The Social Contract, Descartes

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E 232
Sean Waters

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6 November Enlightenment thinking – beginning of the modern age Deism God is revealed through reason Natural laws too perfect to not be created God as distant watchmaker Creates world Puts world in motion Leaves alone Not an active role Enlightenment Against superstition/emotion For science and reason Empirical, measurable phenomenon Progress civilization through reason Rousseau: The Social Contract A system of civilization independent from God We have progressed from state of nature to state of civilized society Founded on rationality and individuality Hobbes on state of nature: “Solitary, poor, nasty, bruti
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