Price $2
History 1 Page

Early Enlightenment

Question

The Early Enlightenment: Read and discuss 17.4 and 17.5 

Speaking of coffee shops and the expansion of democratic spaces for the expression of new, progressive ideas, Voltaire, the great philosophe himself, frequented the Procope in Paris (check out his favorite table the next time you are in Pairs (http://uk.procope.com/history/ ). Too bad Mary Astell didn't have the same access to the public sphere.....read all about it here:

Document 17-4: Early Enlightenment

Voltaire, Letters Concerning the English Nation (1733)

How does Voltaire describe Locke’s approach to human understanding and knowledge?

Why do you think Voltaire admired this approach? In what ways did it reflect his own thinking as an Enlightenment writer?

Notice Voltaire’s frequent use of contrast between faith and reason, religion and philosophy, faith and nature. Why are such contrasts important to Voltaire’s argument? And why did some people object to making them in the first place?

______________________________

Document 17-5: Questioning Women’s Submission

Mary Astell, Reflections upon Marriage (1706)

According to Mary Astell, what is women’s customary status in society, and why? What evidence does Astell present to challenge this status?

What does the language Astell uses reveal about her style of thinking and basic intellectual beliefs?

Why do you think scholars characterize Reflections upon Marriage as a “feminist” work?

Solution

Title: Early Enlightenment
Length: 1 pages (275 Words)
Style: MLA

Preview

Early Enlightenment

Voltaire, Letters Concerning the English Nation (1733)

  1. How does Voltaire describe Locke’s approach to human understanding and knowledge?

Human beings do not always think. The journey through the life of a human being reveals that there are many things in his/her memory from the point of conception. However, the bank of knowledge quickly fades away as the child is born.

  1. Why do you think Voltaire admired this approach? In what ways did it reflect his thinking as an Enlightenment writer?

The approach covers the entire life of a human being hence being very effective in explaining knowledge and understanding. He also believes that he does not think always and that a few weeks after his birth, he had more knowledge that he cannot remember as at now.

$2.00

* Once your purchase is processed by paypal you will be redirected back to this page and you'll have the option to download the paper. We'll also send the paper to your paypal email address as proof of purchase.
Download Paper

Order a high quality custom written paper

With a team of proficient and enthusiastic writers, we are able to produce a compelling text on practically any topic.

Plagiarism Free

Excellent Quality

100% MONEYBACK