Enlightenment Thinkers



We will investigate the major thinkers of the enlightenment with the goal of not only understanding their thought, but understanding how their thought impacted society. 

To begin, please download and complete this activity: Understanding the Enlightenment

Some Great Resources to help your investigation: 

  • Stanford on Locke: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/locke/
  • Stanford on Rousseau: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rousseau/
  • Stanford on Hobbes: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hobbes/
  • Stanford on Kant: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant/
  • Stanford on Voltaire: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/voltaire/

Additional Philosopher Resources: 

An Old (dead) White Man’s perspective on a Modern Issue: Philosopher Statement Exam