Address the following question. Your response should be in the vicinity of 3-5
Address the following question. Your response should be in the vicinity of 3-5 pages, must have a thesis-driven argument (something you feel that you can prove), and your answer must be supported with factual examples. Your argument should be unique, well structured, and should exemplify a thorough understanding of the subject matter. Age of Enlightenment & Reason 1450-1700: To what extent was the age of Enlightenment and Reason a challenge to authority and status quo? In your response, discuss how BOTH the Scientific Revolution AND the Enlightenment helped to shape Europe during this time period. Use 3 of the following passages to help bolster your argument. Be sure to discuss the predominant theory of the author, and how it relates to challenging authority and/or maintaining the status quo during the Scientific Revolution and Age of Enlightenment a) “We have learned from history we have reason to conclude that all peaceful beginnings of government have been laid in the consent of the people...The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which treats everyone equally. Reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind...that being all equal and independent to no one ought to harm another in his life, health or possessions” - John Locke b) “All mankind is in a perpetual and restless desire for power...that stops only in death...During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition called war; and such as war, as if every man, against every man...The universe is corporeal (of or relating to a person's body, especially as opposed to their spirit.); all that is real is material, and what is not material is not real” - Thomas Hobbes c) “Every man has a right to risk his life for the preservation of it”..“Free people remember this maxim; we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered it is once lost”...“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains” - Jean Jacques Rousseau d) After I had addressed myself to this very difficult and almost insoluble problem, the suggestion at length came to me how it could be solved with fewer and much simpler constructions than were formerly used, if some assumptions (which are called axioms) were granted me. They follow in this order...There is no one center of all the celestial circles or spheres...The center of the earth is not the center of the universe, but only of gravity and of the lunar sphere...All the spheres revolve around the sun as their mid-point, and therefore the sun is the center of the universe - Nikolaus Copernicus e) “ I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him...I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use...You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” – Galileo Argument: addresses thesis, question complexity, source analysis, thoroughness of evidence. Thesis should be well-developed and clearly focused; demonstrates insight and original thinking, connections to own experience and/or prior knowledge. Borrows relevant information from other sources. Evidence Should be well researched, and shows evidence related to subject matter. Addresses all parts of the question. Supports with 5-7 factual pieces of information

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