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Unit 2: The Enlightenment Philosophers

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Unit 2: The Enlightenment Philosophers

 Enlightenment | Hobbes | Locke | Montesquieu | Rousseau


The Enlightenment


Wikipedia: Age of Enlightenment

Encarta: Age of Enlightenment

Paul Brians: The Enlightenment

World Civilizations: The European Enlightenment


History Guide

Scientific Revolution, 1543–1600

Scientific Revolution, 1600–1642

Scientific Revolution, 1642–1730

The New Intellectual Order: Man, Nature and Society


Thomas Hobbes


Wikipedia: Thomas Hobbes

Citizendium: Thomas Hobbes

Encarta: Thomas Hobbes

1911 Britannica: Hobbes

A Brief Life of Thomas Hobbes By John Aubrey.

Island of Freedom: Thomas Hobbes

Galileo Project: Hobbes, Thomas

MacTutor: Thomas Hobbes


Hobbes and Contemporary Philosophy An extended article by W.R. Sorley, Litt.D., LL.D., F.B.A., Fellow of King’s College, Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy

Philosophers’ Magazine: Thomas Hobbes: A Snapshot

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679): Moral and Political Philosophy

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Hobbes’s Moral and Political Philosophy


Hobbes Time Line


Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes The complete text from eBooks@Adelaide.

infidels.org: Leviathan Complete text.


ClassicNote: Leviathan A study guide.

SparkNotes: Leviathan A study guide.


Yahoo Directory: Thomas Hobbes

Google Directory: Hobbes

Open Directory Project: Hobbes


John Locke


Wikipedia: John Locke

Columbia Encyclopedia: Locke

Encarta: John Locke

1911 Britannica: John Locke


Locke Time Line


Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: The Political Philosophy of John Locke

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Locke’s Political Philosophy


Island of Freedom: John Locke

Project Galileo: John Locke

Philosophy Research Base: John Locke


Yahoo Directory: John Locke

Google Directory: Locke

Open Directory Project: Locke


Constitution Society: The Second Treatise of Civil Government (1690) The complete text.

Project Gutenberg: Two Treatises of Government, by John Locke The complete text.


ClassicNote: Second Treatise of Government Study guide.


Baron de Montesquieu


Wikipedia: Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Baron de Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat

Catholic Encyclopedia: Montesquieu

1911 Britannica: Montesquieu


Montesquieu Time Line


Philosophy Talk: Separation of Powers Listen to philosophers discuss the separation of powers.


Malaspina Great Books: Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu


Yahoo Directory: Baron de Montesquieu (1689–1755)

Google Directory: Montesquieu

Open Directory Project: Montesquieu


Constitution Society: The Spirit of Laws The complete text translated into English.


Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Wikipedia: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Encarta: Rousseau

Columbia Encyclopedia: Rousseau

Catholic Encyclopedia: Rousseau

1911 Britannica: Rousseau

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)


Rousseau Time Line


LucidCafe: Rousseau

NNDB: Rousseau

Rousseau—the first romantic A biography and short selections from his works.

Books and Writers: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)


Philosophers’ Magazine: Rousseau: A Snapshot

History Guide: Rousseau


infed: jean-jacques rousseau on education

Constitution Society: Rousseau Political Writings Complete texts of several works.


ClassicNote: The Social Contract Study guide.