Essay about Modern Political Ideology By Thomas Hobbes And John Locke

1084 Words Dec 8th, 2016 5 Pages
The 17th century marks a major turning point in scientific development due to the political climate in Western Europe. Strong centralized European states began to compete on an international scale through acquiring wealth and power through their colonies in the Americas and Asia. They also began to fight one another in Europe, which resulted in warfare growing more complex and expensive. The demand for new military technology increased which also furthered the scientific research during this period. The political environment in England was fueled by the execution of Charles I after the English Civil War. Modern political ideology by Thomas Hobbes and John Locke would later aid the Americans during the Revolutionary War. The impact and importance of this scientific revolution opened up the doors to modern science. Most of the work done in the late 16th and 17th century is still considered the foundation of major fields of modern science like biology, chemistry, and physics. From the Scientific Revolution brought on the Enlightenment, which introduced the idea of individualism and the power of the human mind. Both of these “revolutions” brought humans from medieval thinking to the modern era. One of the major causes of the Scientific Revolution was the increase in wealth throughout Europe. The development of colonies with the establishment of joint stock companies allowed for countries to access vast amounts of resources. England passed navigation acts that supported the…

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