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7 08, 2017

Science in Early Modern Europe

By |2019-09-08T07:03:52-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Science|0 Comments

Early modern science: Tycho Brahe (He looks funny because his nose got cut off in a duel and he wore a false one made of brass.) New observatories in Europe Europe's colonialism and slave trading brought a lot of money to Europe. By 1600 AD the fashion for building new observatories that had swept from China west [...]

7 08, 2017

Enlightenment – European religion

By |2019-05-29T09:05:32-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Religion|0 Comments

René Descartes - Enlightenment philosopher How do we know what is true? All this fighting about religion and new ideas coming from Africa and the Americas, China and India meant that people in Europe spent a lot of time thinking about what they really believed. Religion in Early Modern Europe Thirty Years' War Medieval [...]

7 08, 2017

Immanuel Kant – European philosophy

By |2018-04-11T18:23:26-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

Immanuel Kant, a European philosopher Immanuel Kant's family and childhood By the end of the 1700s AD, Germany was beginning to be a more powerful country. France was busy with the Revolution, and the next important European philosopher after Rousseau came from Germany: Immanuel Kant. Unlike earlier philosophers, Kant never traveled more than ten miles from his home in [...]

7 08, 2017

Thomas Hobbes – European philosophy

By |2019-08-17T14:00:40-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

Thomas Hobbes, a European philosopher When did Hobbes live? Thomas Hobbes (yes, he's the one that Calvin named his tiger after) lived in England, about fifty years after Calvin and about the same time as Descartes. He was born in 1588. Who was John Calvin? Who was René Descartes? All our modern Europe articles Hobbes' back story [...]

6 08, 2017

René Descartes – European philosophy

By |2019-05-06T07:44:32-07:00August 6th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

René Descartes Who was Descartes? René Descartes was one of the earliest philosophers of the European Enlightenment, in the early 1600s AD. He was just 8 years younger than Hobbes. While Descartes was growing up, Henry IV was killed, Marie de Medici ruled, and then Richelieu. More about Hobbes The Enlightenment All our European History [...]

6 08, 2017

Margaret Cavendish – European Philosophy

By |2019-03-07T16:06:05-07:00August 6th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

Margaret Cavendish Who was Margaret Cavendish? Margaret Cavendish was a little younger than Hobbes and Descartes, but she knew both men. She had many philosophical debates with them when they were all living in Paris. More about Hobbes And about Descartes All our Europe articles Cavendish proposed that even things that seemed separate from your body, [...]