The Early Enlightenment was the period of the Enlightenment from 1685-1730. Important contributors of the seventeenth-century Enlightenment included Englishman Francis Bacon, Frenchman Renee Descartes and a key natural philosopher Galileo. Two mechanisms providing scientific, mathematical and philosophical toolkit for the Enlightenment’s foremost improvements included Isaac Newton’s “Principia Mathematica” (1686) and John Locke’s “Essay Concerning Human Understanding” (1689).
Technically speaking, there was no single, unified Enlightenment. Rather, a French Enlightenment, a Scottish Enlightenment, and...
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...he Enlightenment thinking is generally considered to have been the salons in Paris and Berlin, the practical application of those ideas was carried out most vividly in the American colonies.
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