6 ways the enlightenment mattered.docx

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Department
European Studies
Course
EUR200Y1
Professor
Robert Austin
Semester
Fall

Description
6 ways the enlightenment mattered -enlightenment thought, - believed god was everywhere weakened hold of religion catholicsim as public institution – -secular code of ethics - engaged with humanity not religion (more about moraks) -developed critical level of analysis – not accept routine hierarchies -curious about history and believed in progress- France had special role to play in this -differentiated absolutism from despotism – 1789 and following – -heaped abuse against unearned and unjustififed privilege disrespected monarchy and n obles of king HINDSIGHT – helped prepare way for French revolution and transferred power to ppl influenced by the enlightment – MAXIMILIAN – ROBES PIERRE – PHILOS
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