||Heroes of the Enlightenment: How Power Came to the People
Heroes of the Enlightenment. UNAUTHORIZED
||Introduction to Heroes of the Enlightenment (2:00) -- Newton's Universal Rules of Science (1:36) -- Gravity & Newton's Power of Observation (1:25) -- Dissemination of Newton's Theory of Gravity (2:51) -- Church's Endorsement of Newton's Theory (1:02) -- Newton & the Study of Nature (1:08) -- Newton's Experiment with Prisms & Light (1:33) -- Legacy of Newton's Contributions (2:09) -- Voltaire in England (2:49) -- Voltaire & Freedom of the Pen (0:57) -- French Climate that Produced Voltaire & Diderot (1:50) -- Diderot's Controversial Intellectual Project (2:34) -- Diderot's "Encyclopédie" (3:10) -- Social Impact of Diderot's "Encyclopédie" (2:02) -- Catholic Authority in Portugal (1:21) -- Lisbon Earthquake (2:32) -- Doubting the Church After Lisbon Earthquake (1:50) -- Pombal's Goals for a New Lisbon (3:44) -- Pombal's Renovation of Lisbon (2:00) -- Pombal's Victory Over Church (2:35) -- English Industrialization & Erasmus Darwin (3:22) -- Darwin On the Earth's Age (3:22) -- Darwin On Origins of Life (3:06) -- Preview of Next Episode & Credits: The Power of Knowledge: Heroes of the Enlightenment (1:09)
||The 18th-century movement known as the Age of Enlightenment saw the rise of intellectuals who endorsed freedom of thought apart from the dictates of state and religion, thus laying the foundation for advances in science, social philosophy, and culture. This program discusses the contributions of Immanuel Kant, Isaac Newton, Denis Diderot, the Marquês de Pombal, and Erasmus Darwin.
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|Interest grade level
||11 & up.
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|Issued in other form||Originally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2012.|
|Publisher number||52473s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||52474 Films Media Group|