Enlightenment Thinkers

Enya Smileys
Mind Map by Enya Smileys, updated more than 1 year ago
Enya Smileys
Created by Enya Smileys over 6 years ago


A mind map on the ideas of main Enlightenment thinkers.

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Enlightenment Thinkers
  1. Montesquieu
    1. Three branches of law
      1. Legislature
        1. Kings
          1. Judiciary
          2. Checks
            1. Balances
            2. Hobbes
              1. Pessimism
                1. People will fight if left alone
                  1. Ruled cannot rebel
                    1. Absolute monarchy
                    2. Life
                      1. Brutish
                        1. Short
                          1. Nasty
                        2. Locke
                          1. Optimism
                            1. People are reasonable
                              1. Will co-operate
                              2. government=agreement between people and ruler
                                1. Can rebel if contract is broken
                                2. Basic rights
                                  1. Life
                                    1. Property
                                      1. Liberty
                                    2. Voltaire
                                      1. Rulers strong but Enlightened
                                        1. Educated
                                          1. Protected basic rights of people
                                          2. Religious Toleration
                                            1. Freedom of thought
                                              1. “I may not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
                                              2. Rousseau
                                                1. Human is born good
                                                  1. Society corrupts
                                                  2. Majority Will
                                                    1. General Will
                                                    2. “Man is born free, and everywhere is in chains”
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