John Locke- Enlightenment

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  • "Of Empire" was published by Francis Bacon

    This literary work is about the miserable state of mind people were in when kings and queens had absolute power.
  • Francis Bacon published "Novum Organum"

    In "Novum Organum", Bacon details a new system of logic he believes to be superior to the old ways of syllogism.
  • "New Atlantis" was published by Francis Bacon

    In this work, Bacon portrayed a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge, expressing his aspirations and ideals for humankind. The novel depicts the creation of a utopian land where "generosity and enlightenment, dignity and splendour, piety and public spirit" are the commonly held qualities.
  • Thomas Hobbes wrote "The Elements of Philosophy"

    This piece of work was about the philosophy that was being introduced and the logical thinking during the Enlightenment Era.
  • John Locke Born

    John Locke was born in 1632 in Wrington England.
  • Thomas Hobbes published "The Elements of Law, Natural and Political"

    This work discusses the laws that men have, both natural and political.
  • Puritan Revolt

    John Locke analyzed the Puritan Revolt, which overthrew King Charles I, in several of his literary works.
  • John Locke Enrolled in School

    At age 15, he enrolled in Westminster School.
  • "De homine" was published by Thomas Hobbes

    This piece of literature gave Hobbes' political and moral philosophy.
  • John Locke went into Exile

    Locke's ideas on freedom of religion and the rights of citizens were considered a challenge to the King's authority by the English government and in 1682 Locke went into exile in Holland. It was here that he completed "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding", and published "Epistola de Tolerantia in Latin."
  • Glorious Revolution

    John Locke wrote about the Glorious Revolution, which dethroned King James II, in many of his works.
  • John Locke published "Two Treaties Of Government"

    "Two Treatises Of Government" was a political philosophy work published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke.
  • "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding" was published by John Locke

    "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding" by John Locke concerns the foundation of human knowledge and understanding.
  • John Locke Died

    John Locke died in 1704.
  • Attempts to Rationalize Monarchy System

    There were attempts to rationalize the monarchy system in England, Austria, Prussia, Poland, and France.
  • Jean-Jacques published "The Social Contract"

    "The Social Contract" is a political and philosophical piece of literature. Rousseau theorized about the best way in which to set up a political community in the face of the problems of a commercial society.
  • Jean-Jacques Rosseau published "Emile"

    Emile, is a treatise on the nature of education and on the nature of man written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau,
  • Declaration of Independene

    The Declaration of Independence was signed July 4th 1776, which ended America's attachment to England's Monarchy. It was a result of the uprising against monarchy rule.
  • "Confessions" was published by Jean-Jaques Rousseau

    "The Confessions" is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Rousseau provides an account of the experiences that shaped his influential philosophy.
  • Immanuel Kant published "What is Enlightenment?"

    Kant believed that “enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity.”
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    French Revolution

    The French Revolution, in particular, represented the Enlightenment philosophy through a violent and messianic lens, particularly during the brief period of Jacobin dictatorship. The desire for rationality in government led to the attempt to end the Roman Catholic Church, and indeed Christianity in France, in addition to changing the calendar, clock, measuring system, monetary system and legal system into something orderly and rational.