Comparison Of The Scientific Revolution And The Enlightenment

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The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment can be referred to as extensive moments of realization where one finds a question to have multiple answers instead of only one. The Scientific Revolution was the very beginning of a radical chain of events that started with the emergence of modern science that further transformed the views on society and nature. Sparked by the critical way of thinking, intellectual forces rejected traditional ideas and began to question the functions of society and government. By challenging the traditional views in society, the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment lead to the modernization of Western society, helping to transform European societies.

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Individuals such as John Locke and Jean- Jacques Rousseau, did not necessarily want to rebel against authority, but they believed in developing ways to better humanity through new ideas for government, economy, and religion purposes. During the Enlightenment, John Locke was an important figure due to his political beliefs of Sensationalism and Contract Theory of Government. Locke 's theory of Sensationalism, proclaims that people are equal in birth and should be equal in rights because everyone is born as a "blank slate" to be further shaped by society. This theory continues to spark questions in the mind of Locke, leading to his development of Contract Theory of Government, which proclaims that if one 's own government becomes oppressive and takes away the rights of the people, then rebellion should occur within the establishment. Traditional views in society usually stated that the government and the people should be separated by distinction, and the people should not question the actions of those in leading positions, yet the theories of Locke were ones that challenged these traditional views. Another figure involved in the turning point of the Enlightenment era was Jean- Jacques Rousseau who believed in merging the brains and burans in order to unify both aspects of intelligence (labor with science). She believed that the child 's capability and eagerness to learn new …show more content…
This process of thinking was not easily accessible as most people were skeptical of many of the critical theories were brought to the societies attention. A lot of the skeptics were afraid that by accepting certain theories, they were also rejecting their religious views, which was not done during this time period. Although some skeptics remained skeptical out of fear, others remained until the theories were proven correct. Thus the realization that we are capable of improving this world on our own without the need to wait for God to guide us. With this new awakening, Western societies were able to create new customs and ways of life to advance and the reinforcement to change civilizations for the

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