The Enlightenment: The Cause Of The Scientific Revolution

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The Enlightenment was a period of great scientific advancement and political turmoil. Although it is difficult to define a specific beginning or end date, the Enlightenment covered approximately the period of time from the mid-17th through the mid-18th centuries. While no single cause can be pinpointed, there were numerous scientific, political, and religious factors that led to the onset of the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment is very well known for its many scientific discoveries that influenced the Enlightenment to begin with. The Scientific Revolution was the biggest scientific factor that caused the Enlightenment. Key figures in the Scientific Revolution, such as Newton and Locke, started to think with more reason than with superstition or spiritual thinking. This revolution also created an interest in science itself. Along with this new interest, there were also many scientific discoveries, such as the growth of empiricism or the…show more content…
The Thirty-Years War was a series of wars that happened across the central countries of Europe, and it had many causes that created and affected the Enlightenment. Following this war, people in the Enlightenment desired more person freedom and equality, and they also wanted more peace after having many years of conflict. The Thirty-Years War also weakened the government. The last key factors that caused the Enlightenment were the new religious views among the people. Some of these new religious views began before the Enlightenment, creating religious tension and new discussions. People began to question the Roman Catholic Church, and they also began to create new philosophies, such as Deism. The Copernican Theory, as mentioned before, was also a new concept that was a development of new ideas contrary to church teachings. Overall, people in the Enlightenment began to think for themselves and began to doubt the teachings of the Catholic
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