The Enlightenment. Chapter 5 Section 1 Reading Focus. How did scientific progress promote trust in human reason? How did the social contract and separation of powers affect views on government? How did new ideas affect society and the economy?. Chapter 5 Section 1 Vocabulary.
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The Enlightenment was an intellectual movement in Europe during the 18th century that led to a whole new world view.
According to the 18th- century philosopher Immanuel Kant, the “motto” of the Enlightenment was “Sapere aude! Have courage to use your own intelligence!” (Kant, “What Is Enlightenment?” 1784)
A meeting of French Enlightenment thinkers
Madame de Pompadour
Frontspiece to the Encyclopédie
Encyclopédie editor Denis Diderot
Frontspiece to The Spirit of the Laws
Olympe de Gouges
Title page of Wollstonecraft’s Thoughts on the Education of Daughters
Painting titled “Frederick the Great and Voltaire.”
Painting depicting the Constitutional Convention
The Marquis de Lafayette
The signing of the U.S. Constitution