World History II

Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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Chapter 18: New Worldviews and Ways of Life
1540 to 1790

4: Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Please read the discussion of power. We will go over it briefly in class. Most will probably remember it from last year.

In particular, the Enlightenment addressed the concept of political power: where it originates, who should exercise it, and how it is best used for the betterment of humankind. Not all Enlightenment philosophers were agreed, by any means, on these points.

Choose any three of the philosophers listed, and compare their views on the nature of political power, its source, and the best way to control it: