Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment
According to (Wootton, pg. 35)The scientific revolution talks about the quick advances in the European scientific, political and mathematical thoughts which were founded on the philosophy that was new empiricism and a faith in progress that shaped Europe early in the 17th and the 16th centuries. Enlightenment is also known as the age of reason it was a movement in philosophy it took place basically in Europe and later took part in North America. It provided a new way of solving problems that are through experimentation and rational thoughts instead of religion and authority. Thomas Hobbes also took part and he delivered his ideas which included. He proposed that the human behavior could be predicted by exact scientific laws, he also had an idea to turn politic into science and also he thought that men needed an all-powerful sovereign to rule over them.
Thomas Hobbes existed between 1588 up to 1679 he championed tyranny for the sovereign he also tends to believe in the right of a person and he also insisted on the equality of all the people as discussed by (Spragens 89). He proposed that the social contracts should be used in basing of the political communities. On this, he was trying to mean that individuals were supposed to give up on their freedom so that they could submit to those who were in power so that they could be offered protection and for the remaining rights.
Hobbes proposed that there could be the development of scientific laws that could be used to predict the behavior of people. It is very hard for people to be predicated on what they are thinking. Hobbes proposed this so that the laws could be used in order to know what people were expecting to be done to them. The behaviors of people tend to change seasonal and this is what Hobbes want to ease on the leaders by proposing this law.
Another Hobbes’ idea was that he wanted politic to be turned into the science. Science is something that people study and they understand this is what Hobbes had seen and he thought that if everybody could understand then it could allowed smooth politics. He intended to define the unambiguous science of other political good (Spielvogel, 77). He could not agree with the Aristotle claims and this leads him to develop this idea.
The ideas of Thomas Hobbes that took part in the scientific revolution and Enlightenment have been discussed in the essay help in the revolution. In the day today experiences the ideas are still useful as man is entitled to submit to their leaders so that their rights can be protected also there is the study of the political science in the today curriculum that helps people to understand politics better.
Work citedSpielvogel, Jackson J. Western civilization. Cengage Learning, 2014.
Spragens Jr, Thomas A. The politics of motion: the world of Thomas Hobbes. University Press of Kentucky, 2015.Wootton, David. The invention of science: a new history of the scientific revolution. Penguin UK, 2015.