Western Civilization

  • Period: Sep 26, 1473 to Sep 26, 1543

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Copernicus system comes from. He discovered that the Earth was the center the universe.
  • Period: Feb 15, 1564 to

    Galileo Galilei

    He wrote the letter to the Grand Ducheous in 1615, his defence of the Copernicus system. It was how he explained what knowledge was to explained from the Bible. Man was supposed to know God first through Nature, second through the Bible.
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    Thomas Hobbes

    Leviathon in 1651. The king should be ultimate power over the church. Absolutism. Absolute governing power ruled by a monarchy.
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    Robert Filmer

    Wrote Patriarcha in 1680
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    Rene Descartes

    1637 Discourse of Method
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    John Locke

    Tabula Rosa. Second Trustees of Gov't 1690.
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    Isaac Newton

  • Glorious Revolution

    They didn't like him because he was Catholic. Revolution happened because parliament convinced him to leave without anyone being beheaded or killed. This was substantial because it hadn't happened before!
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    Wrote Spirit of the Laws - 1748
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    Age of Reason

    Also known as the Enlightenment. Philosophes discussed matters of absolute truth, exchanged ideas of philosophy and sexual morales.
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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Noble Savage. Ligitmicacy w/ Gov't. Social Contract. Discourse of the Origin of Inequality.
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    Marquis de Sade

    Really interesting, I don't know.
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    French Revolution

  • Reign of Terror

    They behead the king, and killed a lot of people. The guillotine was invented mother fucker.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Elected to be dictator of France and he ended up being a military dictator. So, instead of the French Revolution, it became a cycle which installed another monarch.