Chapter 5
Section 1
Philosophy in the Age of Reason

The Scientific Revolution Sparked the Enlightenment, Scientific successes convinced Europeans of power of human reason. During the Enlightenment period there were many philosophers with different views. John Locke thought that people should have rights since they were born. There were many philosophers but Montesquieu had the most impact on the way people thought. Most philosophers spoke and wrote what they thought was right. Most published works had to be censored for the public. Women didn't have natural rights and in 1792, Wollstonecraft was a well know British Social Critic that spoke out and published A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Many people looked up to philosophers for speaking what was on their mind.

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