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natural law
rule or law that governs human nature
social contract
agreement by which people give up thier freedom to a powerful government in order to avoid chaos
natural right
right that belongs to all humans from birth
philosphe
member of a group og Enlightenment thinkers who tried to apply the methods of science to the improvement of society
physiocrat
Enlightenment thinker who searched for natural laws to explain economics
laissez faire
policy allowing business to operate with little or no government interference
censorship
restriction on acces to ideas and information
salon
informal socail gathering at which writers, artists, and philosophers exchanged ideas
enlightened despot
absolute ruler who uses his or her power to bring about political and social change
baroque
an ornate style of architecture
rococo
personal, elegant style of art and architecture