Ch 13: The Scientific Revolution & the European Enlightenment

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This overview of the Scientific Revolution and the European Enlightenment can boost your knowledge concerning central ideas of important thinkers and the impact of the Enlightenment on democracy. These lessons can assist you with getting prepared to take an exam or engage in a class discussion.

The Scientific Revolution & the European Enlightenment - Chapter Summary

In this chapter on the Scientific Revolution and the European Enlightenment, brief lessons review important thinkers of the Scientific Revolution and chief philosophers of the European Enlightenment. You can also get a clearer understanding of how the Scientific Revolution had a philosophical, religious, and cultural impact on early modern society. After going through the lessons, you should be able to confidently do the following:

  • Discuss the controversy surrounding the Scientific Revolution
  • Explain how the Scientific Revolution changed the Western view of the universe
  • Recall ideas of philosophers during the European Enlightenment
  • Explain how the Enlightenment affected democracy

These lessons will help you quickly grasp concepts related to the Scientific Revolution and the European Enlightenment. You can submit questions to our instructors if there are any areas that you don't understand. A short quiz is available to test your knowledge of each lesson, and the quizzes can be printed. Additionally, the quizzes link back to specific video topics, so if you get a question wrong you can quickly go back and review that particular topic.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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