How did philosophers influence the thinking of the people of France?


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Philosophers influenced the thinking of the people of France in the following ways:

  • John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau introduced the idea of a society based on freedom and equal laws and opportunities for all.
  • Locke refutes the doctrine of the absolute rights of the monarch .
  • Rousseau carried forward this idea and proposed the idea of a form of government based on the social contract between people and their representatives .
  • Montesquieu proposed a division of power within the government .

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