Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment Donavon williams

Scientific Revolution is a major shift in thinking between 1500 and 1700, in which modern science emerged as a new way of gaining knowledge about the natural world. There was a guy that impacted the Scientific Revolution his name was Galileo Galilei. He made discoveries with his telescope and he saw the moons surface was rough and uneven. He discovered four of the moons that revolve around the planet Jupiter. Galileo also observed the planet Venus. Galileo's discoveries contracted the traditional view of the universe. For example, Aristole had thought that the moon was perfectly smooth. There was another guy name Kepler figured out that orbits of the planets were ovals, not circle. He impacted the medieval world by figuring out that orbits are ovals not circle and helped out other scientist. Newton made the law of gravity and all physical objects, he said , had a force of attention between them. The strength of the force depended on the masses of then objects and the distance Enlightenment is a period from the late 1600 to the late 1700s in Europe, in which people changed their outlook on life by seeing reason as the key to human progress. These thinkers believed they were making a major break with the past. Enlightenment thinking grew out of the scientific Revolution. The Enlightenment also had roots in the Renaissance and the Reformation. Beginning in the late seventeenth century, philosophers began to employ the use of reason and scientific methods to scrutinize previously accepted political. Thomas Hobbes studied mathematics and science, as well as history and government. His studies inspired him to take a scientific approach to problems of human society. John locke was born in England in 1632 his thinking about government and peoples rights had a major impact on the Enlightenment. Charles-louis de Secondat was a writer and he made a book and his most famous book is The Spirit of Laws, published in 1748. In this book, he described his theory of how governments should be organized. Francois-Marie Arouet admired England's constitutional monarchy and separation of powers. To be governed by law, he said, was ''mans most cherished right.'' Women in Enlightenment was some helped spread Enlightenment thinking by hosting salons, and in their thinking and published writing. There was a women and her name is Abigail Adams she was married to John Adams a leader of the American Revolution and the second and the second U.S president.


Created with images by shizhao - "Galileo"

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.