Leaders of the Enlightenment This PowerPoint presentation accompanies Closeup Teaching Unit 6.6.1 Leaders of the Enlightenment 1650-1800,
The Enlightenment lasted from about 1650-1800. Welcome to the Enlightenment!
What was the Enlightenment? Attitude and method of thought. Enlightenment: A time when reason was used to find out truths about human beings! “Dare to Know” Immanuel Kant
Roots of EnlightenmentRenaissance • Humanism • Importance of the individual • Rediscovery of classical teaching
Roots of EnlightenmentReformation Martin Luther challenged the Catholic Church’s authority and brought on the Protestant Reformation beginning in 1517.
Roots of EnlightenmentScientific Revolution • Observation, logic, and reasoning • Questioning beliefs and ideas You mean, I’m not the center of everything?! Galileo facing the Roman Inquisition, a painting by Cristiano Banti, 1857
Wait until you see how it affects your life! What was the strongest influence on the Enlightenment? The Renaissance, Reformation, and Scientific Revolution all contributed with new ways of thinking and looking at things. How did the Enlightenment affect common citizens?