Enlightenment Spreads

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Enlightenment Spreads
1 Education
1.1 Denis Diderot - Encyclopedia (17 volumes)
1.1.1 if you give knowledge to people, they can think on their own
1.1.2 attacked religious intolerance + absolute gov't
1.2 teach people to think critically + objectively on everything
2 Women's Rights
2.1 Mary Astell
2.1.1 A Serious Proposal to the Ladies
2.1.2 criticize inequality b/w men and women in marriage
2.1.2.1 compare to monarch's power over people
2.1.3 women's education
2.2 Mary Wollstonecraft
2.2.1 A Vindication of the Rights of Women
2.2.2 contradictions in enlightenment thinkers vs. women's rights
2.2.3 equal rights - education, politics, economics
2.3 Emilie du Chatelet
2.3.1 mathematician + physicist
2.3.2 translated Newton into French
3 Culture/Arts
3.1 Baroque
3.1.1 popular before Enlightenment
3.1.2 grand, ornate, exaggeration
3.1.3 drama, detailed, contrast
3.1.4 absolutism - showing off power
3.1.5 Bach, Vivaldi
3.2 Neoclassical
3.2.1 simple, elegant
3.2.2 symmetry, geometry
3.2.3 beauty while quiet
3.2.4 order + balance
3.2.5 Greek/Roman themes
3.2.6 rational thinkers
3.2.7 Mozart, Haydn
3.2.8 popular during Enlightenment
4 Economic
4.1 Adam Smith - The Wealth of Nations
4.2 nature should be left alone to work (economics)
4.2.1 supply and demand
4.2.2 laissez-faire: no gov't regulation of economy
4.2.3 individuals left alone to pursue their economic interests
5 Religion (deism)
5.1 question established religion - can't prove
5.2 religion exists, but within laws of nature
5.2.1 God created perfect universe; doesn't need to play active role
5.3 God = clockmaker
6 Monarchy

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