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period#2-meagan roldan-How did voltaire influence the early enlightenment in England And France

  1. 1. How did Voltaire influence the Early Enlightenment in England and France? By:Meagan Roldan SLC Liberal Arts
  2. 2. Meagan and The Enlightenment <ul><li>The Enlightenment and I share no history, have nothing in common except for the fact I have philosophies of my own. </li></ul><ul><li>This topic had no importance to me, however the quality of my work did, and the more I researched, the more interested I became. Once my interest was sparked, I couldn’t ignore the fire that came after. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The igniter <ul><li>The fire starter, well only Newton of course. Newton created thought and reason, well the discussion of it anyway. </li></ul><ul><li>The more people talked about it, the rise in reason grew. </li></ul><ul><li>The reason rising brought about Philosophers. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Intro: Time to be “enlightened” <ul><li>The Enlightenment was a time where humans questioned religion, and replaced it with science and philosophy. </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophers had all the answers, which conflicted with the clergies of many religious establishments. </li></ul><ul><li>My personal favorite Philosopher was Voltaire. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who is Voltaire? <ul><li>Just a man, a man raised by monks and attend Jesuit College. </li></ul><ul><li>Sure he was “educated” but he rather educate, and humiliate. </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually he was imprisoned and exiled from England. </li></ul><ul><li>Voltaire was more with the aristocrats, he was noble and bright. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Philosophies <ul><li>Philosophy where man can pander creation and sub stance had its classifications. </li></ul><ul><li>Deism played the most important role, well in Voltaire’s life. </li></ul><ul><li>He believed in God, just not that he was responsible for all- Deism. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Candide <ul><li>Candide, a book by Voltaire. An epic tale of the trials to find his love. He brought along Dr. Pangloss who taught him a lot. </li></ul><ul><li>“ This is the best of all possible worlds.” – Dr. Pangloss, said all the time to teach the readers life is what you make it, not what God makes, (Deism.) </li></ul><ul><li>Deism is totally what the book consists of. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Philosophes <ul><li>Who were Voltaire’s chosen few, “rebels” some would say. </li></ul><ul><li>They questioned the church and got religious statures talking. </li></ul><ul><li>The Philosophes poked fun at the church and picked on it as well. </li></ul><ul><li>The two most important Philosophes, Voltaire and Rousseau. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Rousseau vs. Voltaire <ul><li>These two philosophers had different styles, Voltaire was witty and funnier, and Rousseau just disagreed with everything he had to say. </li></ul><ul><li>They started by Rousseau was his assistant and eventually branched out. </li></ul><ul><li>However their beliefs together is what was believed to be an influence for the French Revolution. Thus, how Voltaire influenced England and France during the Enlightenment. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Quotes by Voltaire, Analyze his thoughts <ul><li>I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it. </li></ul><ul><li>It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. </li></ul><ul><li>The multitude of books is making us ignorant. </li></ul>