The Enlightenment 1700 - 1800. Focus Question. What effects did Enlightenment philosophers have on government and society?. Do Now:. Find your name and take a seat. Take out your binder and open to a new page. Answer: What are some negatives of having an absolute ruler?.
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Find your name and take a seat.
Take out your binder and open to a new page.
What are some negatives of having an absolute ruler?
government not interfere with
business and the marketplace
human nature & the role of government
Salons – informal social gatherings where writers, artists, philosophers, and others exchange ideas
“free and equal”
Vindication of the Rights of Women
Equal education for girls and boys
Catherine the Great
- abolished torture
- religious tolerance
“My trade is to say what I think.”
(equal education for girls & boys)