Why was Voltaire interested in the philosophy of John Locke and the ideas of Sir Isaac Newton?

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  1. Voltaire

    Why was Voltaire interested in the philosophy of John Locke and the ideas of Sir Isaac Newton?
  2. Socials Studies

    1. What would be the modus operandi for john locke 2.John Locke's Major influence(Who did he admire and study) 3. John Locke's political views?
  3. 10GRADE HONOR WLD-HISTORY/ENGLISH

    How did the political and social ideas of the five philosophers John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Voltaire, Baron de Montesquieu, and Denis Diderot, impact social equality, democracy, human rights, constitutionalism, and nationalism?
  4. political science- PHL

    hello can u help me please? write a few words about Machiavelli, Locke and how they are relevant today? John Locke is another philosopher who is considered as relevant today for some of his ideas he expressed. His writings were a great influence to the founders of United ...
  5. History

    Which accurately describes one of Sir Isaac Newton’s advancements in astronomy? using a barometer, Newton was able to prove Copernicus heliocentric theory using trigonometry, Newton was able to calculate the size of our solar system newton invented the reflecting telescope, ...
  6. TV show lost and philosophy

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  7. social studies

    which Enlightenment thinker taught that life is "brutish" and societies need strong rulers? a) Thomas Hobbes. b) John Locke c) Jean-Jacques Rousseau d) Voltaire
  8. i need help

    Which statement BEST describes the philosophy of John Locke?
  9. Enlish

    Which of the following sentences shows correct usage of a comma or commas? A. Claire's plum pudding was mainly distinctive, for its absence of plums. B. Christopher Wren, a contemporary of Isaac Newton and John Locke, was the architect of St. Paul's Cathedral. C. William of ...
  10. English

    In which of the following sentences do you find a comma or commas used correctly? A. After a fire at their home, Carlie and her mother rented a house in Glendale, Arizona from November 14, 2007 to January 28, 2008. B. William of Orange, arrived in England in 1688, to claim the...
  11. English

    Which of the following sentences shows correct usage of a comma or commas? A. Christopher Wren, a contemporary of Isaac Newton and John Locke, was the architect of St. Paul's Cathedral. B. William of Orange, arrived in England in 1688, to claim the English throne from James II...
  12. ap history

    who was the most important embodiment of the enlightenment in america a- benjamin franklin b-john locke c-isaac newton d-thomas jefferson This site mentions two of those men as being embodiments of the Enlightenment in America. (Broken Link Removed) It would be hard to pick ...
  13. Philosophy

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  14. Math

    Sr. John and his wife went to a party where four other married couples were present. Every person shook hands whit everyone he or she was no acquainted with. When the handshaking was over , Sir John asked everyone how many hands they shook. Sir. John was surprised when he got ...
  15. philosophy

    Between the Buddha, John Locke, David Hume, and Derek Parfit, which philosopher has the most convincing account of personal identity?
  16. 8th grade history

    In the chart below summarize the main ideas of the three thinkers in your own words. Focus on their unique ideas, or what they contribute. John Locke Charles de Montesquieu Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  17. World History

    how does John Locke's ideas reflect the feelings of the enlightenment
  18. civics

    In what ways does the Declaration of independence express the ideas of John Locke ?
  19. World History

    How are John Locke's ideas being used in today's society?
  20. World History

    How did the ideas of John Locke later influence the American Declaration of Independence? Thanks -MC
  21. english

    I am to create a timeline that illustrates the history of children's literature in western culture using five key milestones of children's literature. Can you please tell me if these milestones I have chosen would be correct to use: 1-invention and development of printing ...
  22. Science - Newton

    How did Isaac Newton affect the Heliocentric Theory?
  23. philosophy

    According to Locke, if I don't remember performing some particular action, am I culpable for that action? Explain why or why not, making reference to Locke's theory of personal identity.
  24. JOHN LOCKE QUOTES

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  25. Psychology

    What do the results of twin studies on IQ say about John Locke's tabula rasa theory? I have to write an essay based on this question. Can someone help me with info on twin studies and IQ like between monozygotic and dizygotic? I also need help figuring out what exactly John ...
  26. history

    i need to make a biography and a birth certificate on one of the founding fathers of confidiration.for my homework i chose John A.Macdonald i need some information on him:) This site has information about Sir John A. Macdonald. http://www.answers.com/topic/macdonald-sir-john-...
  27. Humanities

    Quote at least two pairs of related lines from the Declaration of Independence and from John Locke's Of Civil Government. support the idea that Thomas Jefferson was influenced by Locke.
  28. History

    What ideas were brought forth by John Locke’s Two Treatises of Civil Government? (Select all that apply.) social contract checks and balances religious freedom natural rights A and D
  29. History

    What ideas were brought forth by John Locke’s Two Treatises of Civil Government? (Select all that apply.) social contract checks and balances religious freedom natural rights A and D
  30. PHI445

    Who is generally given credit for introducing fundamental human rights into the American political system? A) Thomas Hobbes B) John Locke C) Thomas Jefferson D) Alain Locke
  31. Government Check

    1.)Why was it important to the Founding Fathers to justify their actions by evoking traditional English rights? a.)Because they were extreme reactionaries who disagreed with the ideals of the Enlightenment =b.)Because, as members of the social elite, they did not want to ...
  32. world history

    The ideas of Enlightenment philosphers John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau laid the foundations for modern Western democratic governments. What reforms expand democracy in newly industiralized societies?
  33. World History

    Which statement supports the claim that the political philosophy of John Locke was as revolutionary as the scientific revolution of Copernicus? *****a. Just as Copernicus replaced the Earth with the Sun at the center of the solar system, Locke replaced the individual with the ...
  34. History

    1:Which philosophers of the European Enlightenment influenced the founding documents of American government through their theory of a social contract? A:Michel de Montaigne and Denis Diderot B:Charles de Montesquieu and Mary Wollstonecraft C:Thomas Hobbes and John Locke*** D:...
  35. Socials-Ms. Sue

    Ms. Sue, thanks to you, I have got to know a lot about Voltaire. Seriously If I have to pick a philosopher that I would agree with, then it would be Voltaire as well. In my book there was very little info about him, so that's why I didn't really get to know him as much as I ...
  36. world history

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  37. Social Studies

    Based on knowledge of John Locke, why did there exist among some humans the desire to debase and murder Jews during the Holocaust? I know that Locke believed all people are born good, and they are entitled to life libierty, and property, but how does this relate to the Holocaust?
  38. Philosophy

    In what way are usufruct rights similar to John Locke's concept of private property? A. In order to establish a right to private property one must mix one's labor with property held in common B. usufruct rights are in no way similar to Locke's concept of private property C. ...
  39. world history

    what were all of Isaac Newton's inventions or discoveries?
  40. science

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  41. physics

    Which idea did Isaac Newton’s experiments with light support?
  42. philosophy

    For some philosophers, writing is an unfortunate necessity, a means of communication that is at best irrelevant to the philosophical thought it expresses and at worst a barrier to that thought. The words in which the philosophical investigator writes up his or her results, ...
  43. History

    European exploration was inspired by popular books, including those written by __________. A.Sir John Mandeville and Marco Polo B.Marco Polo and Leif Ericson C.Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama D.Sir John Mandeville and Bartolomeu Dias Help please!!
  44. science

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  45. science

    I need help with an explanation about Isaac Newton and his three laws.
  46. Sentence structure

    1)Voltaire presents his ideas of injustice through comedy by exaggerating the aristocrats’ life style. In this sentence do I include an "s" after style? Also, which is correct in this sentence, "life style" or "lifestyle". 2)Voltaire’s representation of Candide’s father ...
  47. philosophy

    For some philosophers, writing is an unfortunate necessity, a means of communication that is at best irrelevant to the philosophical thought it expresses and at worst a barrier to that thought. The words in which the philosophical investigator writes up his or her results, ...
  48. Philosophy

    What ideas and events in Europe influence philosophy in the USA. How are these philosophies similar and different?
  49. philosophy

    what would john locke think about the sci-fi movie "total recall" He believed men were driven by greed. The villian in the movie was just as greedy as they come. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Locke
  50. English

    between hobbes and locke whose philosophy would creon follow ? antigone?
  51. Physics

    Who was Isaac Newton? Write a brief paragraph about his life and work (include a bibliography)
  52. 205

    For some philosophers, writing is an unfortunate necessity, a means of communication that is at best irrelevant to the philosophical thought it expresses and at worst a barrier to that thought. The words in which the philosophical investigator writes up his or her results, ...
  53. English

    For some philosophers, writing is an unfortunate necessity, a means of communication that is at best irrelevant to the philosophical thought it expresses and at worst a barrier to that thought. The words in which the philosophical investigator writes up his or her results, ...
  54. crt

    For some philosophers, writing is an unfortunate necessity, a means of communication that is at best irrelevant to the philosophical thought it expresses and at worst a barrier to that thought. The words in which the philosophical investigator writes up his or her results, ...
  55. 8gradeHistory. ASAP Please.

    The words and ideas of John Locke a.influenced the writers of the English Bill of Rights, the Articles of Confederation, and the Mayflower Compact. b. are preserved in the Mayflower Compact. c. constitute the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. d. influenced those who ...
  56. philosophy

    o Which of the Pre-Socratic philosophers had the most compelling ideas? o Briefly summarize the philosopher’s idea or ideas. o Why do you find these ideas compelling? o Include a practical example of one of the philosopher’s ideas in your response.
  57. english - critical thinking

    For some philosophers, writing is an unfortunate necessity, a means of communication that is at best irrelevant to the philosophical thought it expresses and at worst a barrier to that thought. The words in which the philosophical investigator writes up his or her results, ...
  58. Philosophy

    HOW ARE PRAGMATISM AND ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY UNIQUELY AMERICAN MOVEMENTS? AND WHAT ARE SOME IDEAS THAT MAKE THEM DIFFERENT FROM THE WAY EUROPEANS OF THE SAME PERIOD WERE THINKING?
  59. history

    i need to come up with 5 modern day, living people who would agree with the enlightenment philosopher, Voltaire's ideas
  60. Philosophy

    Based on your understanding of the different theories of personal identity, which of the following philosophers is most likely to have said: "The mind is a kind of theatre, where several perceptions successively make their appearance; pass, re-pass, glide away [...] There is ...
  61. Science/History

    On my previous post at 3.22pm (& 3.29pm) pm I asked what famous scientists did Isaac Newton work with. Unfortnately no-one has answered and I have been unable to find a website that tells me. I have come across Edmund Halley name linked to Newton's would he be a scientist ...
  62. History

    Word box : 1st Amendment, 5th Amendment, Fear that strong gov would violate personal liberties, Baron Charles de Montesquieu, John Locke, responsibilities of citizenship, religous freedom, economic opportuinities, William Blackstone, Adam Smith, Political ecomonic and legal ...
  63. World History

    What ideas were brought forth by John Locke’s Two Treatises of Civil Government? (Select all that apply.) religious freedom checks and balances social contract natural rights I googled this question, but I never really saw any clear answer, just a lot about religion and ...
  64. HISTORY

    Greek educators, religious reformers,scientist of intellectual revolution, political philosophers constructed the door through when the pilgrims entered the new world when they arrived. [Critically analyze] who are the Greek educators? who are the religious reformers ? who are...
  65. American Government

    3. Which philosophers of the European Enlightenment influenced the founding documents of American government through their theory of social contract? A. Michel de Montaigne and Denis Diderot B. Charles de Montesquieu and Mary Wollstonecraft C. Thomas Hobbes and John Locke*** D...
  66. american gov.

    Which of the following was not a key political thinker during the Age of Enlightenment? A. Jean-Jacques Rousseau B. Thomas Paine C. John Calvin D. Voltaire
  67. Social Studies

    What did John Locke primarily write about?
  68. Civics

    How is the declaration related to John Locke's idea of the social contract?
  69. religon

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  70. college

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  71. philosophy

    Russell is arguing that philosophy is valuable. You'll want to think about his argument using his own key ideas: •How does he think philosophy is different from science? •Does he think philosophy is different from science in a good or bad sense, like one is better than the...
  72. AP GOVT

    what documents in american politics have been influenced by John Locke's philosophies
  73. AP GOVT

    According to John Locke's 'Second Treatise of Civil Government', what is the importance of the constitution?
  74. world civics

    what authoritites support john locke's argument in a letter concering toleration
  75. philosophy

    What makes a same person over time according to Thomas Reid. I know that for locke, a same person over time means that your personal idenity and consciousness stay the same. Like you can cut a hand off, but you are still the same person. I read all the website online, but I ...
  76. Physical Science

    Because light travels in a straight line and casts a shadow, Isaac Newton hypothesized that light is A. a stream of particles. B. a wave. C. heat.
  77. math

    Jayden wants to be a fast runner like his big brother, Isaac. Isaac encourages Jayden to do a “30 for 30” challenge. This would require Jayden to spend 30 minutes outside every day for 30 days doing some type of physical activity. In return, Isaac promises to do Jayden’s...
  78. World History

    What advice do you think John Locke would give to American politicians today?
  79. AP GOVT

    What documents in American politics have been influenced by John Locke's philosophies? (specific examples)
  80. American Government

    I am having difficulty completing the following essay questions..... Explain the purpose of THE FEDERALIST PAPERS and their effect on American founding documents. What are standing committees in Congress? What duties and functions do they perform? Include examples from the ...
  81. social studies

    What important ideas came from Locke and Montesquieu? Can you give me some sites?
  82. School

    Over time, non-specialists are usually able to assimilate radically new scientific ideas, even though these ideas may seem strange when they are initially introduced. Such was the case with Newtonian physics; when Newton proposed his ideas regarding motion and gravitation in ...
  83. crt

    Over time, non-specialists are usually able to assimilate radically new scientific ideas, even though these ideas may seem strange when they are initially introduced. Such was the case with Newtonian physics; when Newton proposed his ideas regarding motion and gravitation in ...
  84. crt 205

    Over time, non-specialists are usually able to assimilate radically new scientific ideas, even though these ideas may seem strange when they are initially introduced. Such was the case with Newtonian physics; when Newton proposed his ideas regarding motion and gravitation in ...
  85. Critical Thinking

    Over time, non-specialists are usually able to assimilate radically new scientific ideas, even though these ideas may seem strange when they are initially introduced. Such was the case with Newtonian physics; when Newton proposed his ideas regarding motion and gravitation in ...
  86. crt thinking

    Over time, non-specialists are usually able to assimilate radically new scientific ideas, even though these ideas may seem strange when they are initially introduced. Such was the case with Newtonian physics; when Newton proposed his ideas regarding motion and gravitation in ...
  87. english

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  88. World History

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  89. science

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  90. Newtonian physics

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  91. politics

    2.Which of the following was not an influence on the Framers? a.Plato's Republic b.the Magna Carta c.John Locke's Second Treatise on Government d.the Mayflower Compact A?
  92. philosophy

    I need help describing Christianity's impact on philosophy... Please tell us what you know about Christianity's impact on philosophy, and we'll be glad to critique and add to your answer. St. Augustine was the founder of christian theolagy. What was Christianity's impact on ...
  93. government

    According to John Locke, citizens give up some personal liberty as part of their _________________________ with government
  94. Philosophy

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  95. HIS

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  96. English 2

    12. All of the following words describe Sir Lancelot Du Lake except a. loyal b. indirect c. strong d. clever B? 13. What is the most likely reason that Sir Lancelot doesn't initially fight the three Round Table knights at the end of the story? a. Sir Lancelot dislikes the ...
  97. Allusions in Frankenstein!

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  98. 9th grade

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  99. Psychology

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  100. english

    may i know who is sir charles father in baskerville ? are john and rodger his cousins or brothers
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