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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 start from scratch[clears the canvas] ENLIGHTENMENT THINKERS AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS By: Sean Dainier Chang What is the Enlightenment?Who are the enlightenment thinkers? The Enlightenment changed the way people lived as political and social scholars began to question the workings of society and government.The enlightenment tried to explain the purpose of a good government.the important figues to the enlightenment are, Descartes, Hobbes,Locke, Voltaire, Rosseau,and Montesquieu. Did You Know? Rene Descartes contributed to the field of mathematics, science and philosophy. Rene Descartes is a French Philosopher and mathematician, He contributed a lot to the fields of mathematics, science and philisophy. He wrote a book called "Meditations on First Philosphy" which explores the concept of God, self and mind.He also invented the cartesian plane. What is an Absolute Monarch? An absolute monarch is a ruler who governs alone and is not restrained by laws. John Locke is an english philosopher and political theorist.He wrote Two Treaties on Governmentwhich explained that all men have natural rights namely: Life, Liberty and property.He is often called the "Father of English Psychology."He wrote the book entitled"An Essay Concerning Human Understanding."which influenced the beginings of modern psychology. Locke (1632-1704) Hobbes (1588-1679) Hobbes is an English philosopher and political theorist.He wrote " Leviathan",where he favored an absolute government.He did not believe in revolutions,but instead supported the idea of absolute monarchs.He contributed physiology by attempting to explain human motivation by applying mechanistic principles.Thereby contributing to physiology. Descartes (1596-1650) ENLIGHTENMENT THINKERS
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