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Scientific Revolution And Enlightnement

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Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment
How did the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment change the way that many
Europeans understood and approached their world?
The scientific revolution was an ear that led to the current day science that covers the
modern day sciences such as, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology. The revolution
started in Europe towards the end of the renaissance period and proceeded all the way to 18th
century. It changed people’s perceptions regarding long-held beliefs and assumptions. It is
responsible for influencing the social intellectual movement called enlightenment. Its dates are
disputed but some of the notable people who were among the pioneers of the movement include
Isaac Newton and Locke. They had begun challenging the older European order and this was set
to bring out the movement of enlightenment.
Newton’s law of gravity and motion described the world as a place that is held by natural
laws and not human influence. In the wake of political turmoil in Europe, Locke had the idea that
people should change their leaders who were not acknowledging the presence and importance of
natural laws in life, and indeed these ideas changed Europe (Spielvogel, 2020). They argued that
natural law could not be disregarded and had to be let to take cause.
As these ideas continued to gain momentum, they pushed for a government that was led
by the will of the people. This is concerning the war that was going on in Greece that had
resulted in instability (Spielvogel, 2020). The ideas propelled by scientists, thinkers, and writers
such as Isaac Newton, Locke, J.J. Rousseau, and Baron D Montesquieu opened the eyes of
Europeans to see their importance in their own home country. The scientists and writers greatly
shaped Europe. The enlightenment movement began changing religion, and authorities in Europe
to allow the freedom of speech and thought. It is these ideas of the scientific revolution and

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Running head: SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT 1 Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment Name: Instructor: Institution: Course: Date: Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment 2 Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment How did the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment change the way that many Europeans understood and approached their world? The scientific revolution was an ear that led to the current day science that covers the modern day sciences such as, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology. The revolution started in Europe towards the end of the renaissance period and proceeded all the way to 18th century. It changed people’s perceptions regarding long-held beliefs and assumptions. It is responsible for influencing the social intellectual movement called enlightenment. Its dates are disputed but some of the notable people who were among the pioneers of the movement include Isaac Newton and Locke. They had begun challenging the older European order and this was set to bring out the movement of enlightenment. Newton’s law of gravity and motion described the world as a place that is held by natural laws and not human influence. In the wake ...
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