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This book was intriguing because most science majors like myself are familiar with the Newton’s contributions to math and science. There were many demonstrations of logical reasoning in this book as proven by the precise drawings of graphs and…

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The photo captured is an excerpt from the index of Voltaire’s letters. Interestingly, this collection of letters contains an index featuring explanations of certain aspects of Voltaire’s writing. These explanations often are not what one would…

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This book is extremely interesting because it is the first textbook of modern physics and covers fundamental theories that are still used today. For example, Galileo discusses the physics behind projectiles and pendulums which are still studied all…

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The Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica laid out Newton’s theory regarding the fundamental laws of motion and universal gravitation. No other work has had such a major impact in the development of physics and astronomy. This page stood…

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John Locke was a philosopher who wrote about many influential ideas during the 17th century. Most notably, he wrote Two Treatises of Government, which refuted Robert Filmer's argument supporting monarchies in Patriarcha, and proposed the idea that…

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This book, for the most part, a rewriting of the earlier work "The Institution of a Christian Man" (1537), or "The Bishops' Book". The preface only is thought to be by the King.

[The book plates show that this text was once owned by Sir John Hynde…

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Gassendi was a French philosopher, Catholic priest, physical scientist, astronomer, and mathematician. He was extremely influenced by the work of Galileo and is best known for his writings on Epicureanism and Christianity. This book is a translation…

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Thomas Paine was influential philosopher and revolutionary who was actively involved in the French Revolution and American Revolution. He supported the idea of natural human rights during the Enlightenment period. Common Sense was a pamphlet that…

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John Locke was an English philosopher who was one of the most influential enlightenment thinkers of the early modern period. Locke was known for his focus on identity and self, and for being a radical/intellectual rebel.

Some Thoughts Concerning…

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Voltaire was a French writer, philosopher, and activist during the Enlightenment. He was an advocate for religious freedom and separation of church and state. He was famous for his attacks on the established Catholic church and his advocacy on the…
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