How did thinking in Europe change as a result of the philosophes? What scientific advances helped to propel Europe forward?
Some more questions to think about and answer for class discussion are:
What role did the scientists, including Copernicus,Galileo, Kepler and Newton play in advancing science?
What was the importance of the philosophers? What were Voltaire’s main contributions to the enlightenment? Why was John Locke important to both the Enlightenment and to political revolujtion? What was Adam Smith’s position on economics? What was Jean Rousseau saying in his Social Contract?