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Enlightenment: New Ideas

Imagine you are a philosopher attending a salon during the early Enlightenment in Great Britain or one of the famous Salons of the Enlightenment in France. Consider what is being discussed in the salon in terms of education, politics, religion, and philosophy. Identify an idea or topic that excites you from this period. Describe discussing this exciting concept at the salon. What are their views?

Be sure to analyze how this new idea(s) undermined the medieval worldview and impacted peoples' lives during the era.

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As you imagine you are a philosopher attending one of the famous Salons of the Enlightenment in France, you might discuss art of the times. The Enlightenment focused strongly on a philosophy that embodied faith in nature and a firm belief in human progress. These beliefs digressed from the past ideologies that heavily focused on organized religion, reverence for the established monarchy, and past traditions. Instead, free will was emphasized widely in works of art, philosophy, science, politics, etc.

Because this era, especially in painting, saw Rococo as a dominant style in art, you can talk about its predominant traits: grace, emphasis on nature, and refinement. Thus, one of your partners or friends in chat ...

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A creative, personal idea is generated to contextualize the Enlightenment in France. A solution considers what is being discussed in the salon in terms of education, politics, religion, and philosophy by identifying an idea or topic from this period. References are also integrated.

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