How Did The Western World Change In The 17th And 18th Century

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The western world changed a lot during the 17th and 18th centuries. In over 200 years, science, art and world literature changed greatly. Enlightenment thinkers, writers, scientists, and artists affected the way the physical world and the religious world coexisted. People like Copernicus, Newton, Galilei and Sir Francis Bacon changed the scientific field forever. A lot of their ideas are in use today and form the basis for our modern science. Before the 17th and 18th centuries scientists were largely discredited and persecuted by the church for going against the word of the bible. Scientists like Galileo and Newton were called heretics and their research caused a lot of social uproar, however, they continued with their research and revolutionized our world. Because of scientists like them, the scientific revolution also happened around the same time. …show more content…

Rather than writing purely about religious matters and trying to scare people into going to church, people such as Locke, Voltaire, and Descartes emerged. They wrote about philosophy and non-religious views of the world. During the 17th and 18th century many free thinkers and artists emerged. People started to reduce things using reason and evidence rather basing all views on the word of the church. Artists also started to depict more realistically and non-religious art

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