1. What core idea and attitudes most clearly connects Enlightenment thinkers as revealed in these sources? How do these ideas relate to 18th Century society and institutions?
2. What policies would an 18th Century ruler have to pursue to fit to the greatest degree the ideas and assumptions of Enlightenment thinkers? What hindrances were faced by monarchs who wanted to be more enlightened?
3. What ideas and attitudes of Enlightenment thinkers do you think remain valid for the problems facing today’s world? What Enlightenment ideas and attitudes no longer seem valid or appropriate? Explain.