Enlightenment Salon Example – Voltaire

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Enlightenment Salon Example – Voltaire

Nature of man: People are selfish and cannot be trustedRole of people in governing: -People could not be trusted to govern themselves-People need an enlightened monarch to make decisionsBest form of government: Enlightened Despotism with philosophers as advisors

Voltaire

-Writer-Critical of the Catholic Church -Defender of free speech and religious tolerance

“I do not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.”


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