Laissez Faire Economics

November 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

Laissez-Faire Economics derived from the doctrine of laissez-faire was first systematically developed by the physiocrats in France . The origin of the term is uncertain, but folklore suggests that it is derived from the answer Jean-Baptiste Colbert, controller general of finance under King Louis XIV of France, received when he asked industrialists what the government could do to […]


November 30, 2015 | 3 Comments

Voltaire, whose real name was Francois-Marie Arouet, was a french philosopher and writer during the age of enlightenment. His intelligence, wit, and style of writing and his philosophical views made him one of France’s greatest writers and philosophers. He was a supporter of social reform (including the defense of civil liberties, freedom of religion and free trade), […]

During the Enlightenment period there was an increased fascination as well as need for knowledge in the field of anatomy and dissection medical science. Thus with growing numbers of medical schools sprouting up around Europe, there was an increased demand for subjects to dissect. To meet this demand there was a new black market that […]

Josh Kaurich Nabil Al-Tikriti Western Civilization II 24 November 2015 A Locked Society?: An Analysis of John Locke’s Writings             “And thus all private judgement of every particular member being excluded, the community comes to be umpire […]” (Barker 50) These words of John Locke’s suggest a differing opinion to the form of government that […]

During the very early stages of the Enlightenment a new art form arose in France that quickly spread to all of Europe. This form of art was known as Rococo. Differing from Baroque art, Rococo art focused on using bright colors, paying attention to detail, and ornamenting objects to display beauty. Even though the form […]

Music during the Age of Enlightenment has been labeled today as being Baroque and Classical. Since the Baroque and Classical eras overlap one cannot be labeled as the prominent type during this age. Many of most famous composers of orchestral music were born and or produced masterpieces during these eras. Some of the composers who […]

Baron de Montesquieu

October 5, 2015 | 5 Comments

Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brede et de Montesquieu, or more commonly referred to as Montesquieu was a French political philosopher who was born on January 18, 1689 during the Age of Enlightenment. Montesquieu’s family was one of great wealth due to his father belonging to a military family that served the king and […]

Women during the Enlightenment and their contributions

December 4, 2013 | Comments Off on Women during the Enlightenment and their contributions

The Enlightenment era was often viewed as the founder of individualism and rationality. Women at that time often challenge those ideas and started questioning their roles in society. Many modern thinkers at the time like Rousseau often view women as separate identity and men separate identity. Often time women were perceived as the caretakers of […]

How Deism came upon during the Enlightenment

December 1, 2013 | Comments Off on How Deism came upon during the Enlightenment

During the Enlightenment eras and the Age of thinking and Reason. Many thinkers introduce a religious movement called Deism. Deism is the notion that explains the perspective of god. Deists believed that god exists and it the creator. That god surrounds every being and the person is surrounded with god. Because of this concept that […]

Enlightenment Reformers: Cesare Beccaria

November 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Enlightenment Reformers: Cesare Beccaria

         Beccaria is credited as reforming the criminal justice systems. Along with two lifelong friends Pietro and Alessandro Verri, brothers who formed a inter circle whose main purpose was to reform the criminal justice system at that time. Beccaria’s book “On Crime and Punishment” explains his views and critiques of how he […]

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