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    monarchies, absolute and not. Voltaire is thought of as the main literary supporter of The Enlightenment. It was through his many controversial books that he spread his thoughts and what he believed was the truth and purpose of how governments and control over societies should be handled. These ideas are ever apparent within the books of Candide and Letters on England. Voltaire presents his reasoning and thus tone on religion. He also brings up the prospect of El Dorado, this Heaven on Earth, leaving us with the question of whether such a place actually could exist.…

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    Voltaire: Belief in Equality or Riddled with Prejudice? François-Marie Arouet, best known as Voltaire, was born in Paris, France in 1694 and is revered as one of the greatest philosophical writers of the Enlightenment Period. Known as a vocal proponent espousing the Enlightenment philosophies, Voltaire’s countless hours creating works sheds light onto injustices, inequality, and lack of freedoms many in societies experience. Although the exact number of literary works by Voltaire’s is unknown,…

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    Voltaire, also known as Francois-Marie Arouet, was the one of the most influential satirist of the French Enlightenment. Initially a witty and satirical playwright, Voltaire was first introduced to the works of Locke and Newton during a period of time spent in England. Locke and Newton proceeded to have great impact on Voltaire’s works. Voltaire’s avid support for monarchy and hate for organized religion led him to write one of the most influential satire pieces of the time Candide (1759).…

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    conflict between various groups of people. It has also caused reflection and reevaluation of one’s own culture based on interaction and experiences with another. This was the case for French Enlightenment philosopher, François-Marie Arouet, known by his pseudonym, Voltaire. Not unlike his fellow theorists, Voltaire sought to examine various aspects of the world around him with the goal…

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    Voltaire uses satire to reveal the difference in between reality of the world and how it is viewed in a religious lense. The religious group in that time period were made fun of because of their unrealistic mindset they had of life which brought the mockery written in the novel. The religious lense is irrational for example Pangloss’ life of exile, slavery, execution, syphilis, and vivisection. After all his sufferings Pangloss accepts it and believes what he went through was a necessary part…

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    philosophers of the time such as Rousseau, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Hobbes, and Locke had many different ideal forms of government and major beliefs, shaping today’s world. Rousseau wrote that the process made by civilization and enlightenment had corrupted the human nature. Montesquieu had a different view, as he favored the English system of separation of powers. Voltaire was a strong supporter of monarchal power, writing History of the Russian Empire under Peter the Great. Hobbes believed that…

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    Voltaire Voltaire once said “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well” (“Voltaire Quotes”). Taking his own advice and using it in life, Voltaire wrote countless numbers of books, poems, pamphlets and plays that criticized and analyzed the surroundings of his time living. The philosophe took his personal life experiences and fixated them into many writings such as Candide, The Age of Louis XIV and Essay on the Customs and the Spirit of the Nations.…

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    François-Marie Arouet also known as Voltaire was born in a noble and notary family on November 21st, 1964, in Paris, France, and was educated in Collège Louis-le-Grand by Jesuits. He was a Philosopher, Historian, and a Writer. His style, intelligence, and humour made him one of the greatest French Writer and Philosopher. He produced literary work in almost every genre like poetry, play, essays, novels, scientific and historic works in over 21,000 letters and over thousands of books and…

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    During,the eighteenth to the nineteenth century europe associated their beliefs, religion, and politic views with science.The age of enlightenment refers to a period in europe around the seventeenth to eighteenth century in which science was used to solve social problems.People believed that their belief should depend on scientific proof. When I say that people associated their belief to science I mean that people believed that certain things happened because of nature. This idea is strictly…

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    known as Voltaire is one of the most well known enlightenment thinkers. He was neither interested in music like Rousseau or in art like Diderot but rather language and writing. His most successful works include: the tragic plays Zaire, Mahomet,…

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