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The Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment (8:30)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:01 What, according to the video, was powerful about Nicolaus Copernicus’ <em>On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres</em>?
  2. 02:06 What, according to the video, was important about Sir Isaac Newton’s <em>Principia</em>?
  3. 03:04 According to the video, how did these questions lead to changes in how people thought about political rights and organizations (in the Enlightenment)?
  4. 05:50 What is the argument John Locke makes in the excerpt from <em>Second Treatise Concerning Civil Government</em> presented in this video?
  5. 08:30 This video asks to what degree the Enlightenment helped people. But it also speaks to the limits of the Enlightenment. What were some of these limits?