THE ENLIGHTENMENT

 

1 go to the following web site: http://history.evansville.net/enlighte.html

Go to People - Choose 3 of the people listed and briefly explain their achievements

 

 

 

 

 

2 At this site: http://www.mrdowling.com/705french.html

What were the negative aspects of the Enlightenment. Do we see people like this today ? Give examples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 At this site  http://members.aol.com/jdremmell/ch21.html

 

Explain the beliefs of the Philosophes. What points of their beliefs do you find attractive, what do you disagree with - WHY ? Explain

 

4 Voltaire said, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"

Putting this statement in the context of the time in which he lived, why do you think he said this - use specific examples (the following website may be of assistance:  http://members.aol.com/jdremmell/ch21.html)

Do you agree with Voltaire's statement - why or why not ? Should there be limits placed on free speech. What ?