I am doing well with my History class, but am struggling with a few end of chapter study questions. Please assist.

What Philosophies of the enlightenment did monarchs adopt in Europe?

A. They sought to use education to rationalize their political and economic policies.

B. They worked with the nobility to develop constitutionms that protected the natural rights of their people.

C. They embraced Deism and placed restraints on the Catholic Church.

D. They expanded the role of women by making changes in the legal code.

I saw this question the first time you posted it -- and skipped it because I don't think any of the answers are correct.

A. The monarchs didn't use "education" in the way we understand it today. Although they tried to convince their people that their political and economic policies were correct, I wouldn't call it "education."

B. Very few countries have formal, written constitutions. Monarchs weren't interested in the "natural rights" of their people.

C. Although some placed restraints on the Catholic Church, I don't know of any who embraced Deism.

D. I can't think of any changes in legal codes that expanded women's roles.

Please ask your instructor for clarification of this question.

Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Possible the following will help you decide which answer is the best:

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Enlightenment

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enlightened_absolutism

3. http://philosophy.eserver.org/kant/what-is-enlightenment.txt

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To answer the question "What Philosophies of the enlightenment did monarchs adopt in Europe?", you need to have a good understanding of the Enlightenment period and how monarchs in Europe responded to it.

Here's how you can go about finding the answer:

1. Start by reading up on the Enlightenment period. You can refer to the first link provided, which is the Wikipedia page on the "Age of Enlightenment." This will give you a general overview of the period and the key ideas and philosophies associated with it.

2. Next, read about "Enlightened Absolutism," which is the term used to describe how some European monarchs sought to incorporate certain Enlightenment ideas into their rule. The second link provided is a Wikipedia page specifically discussing enlightened absolutism.

3. Additionally, you can read an essay by Immanuel Kant titled "What is Enlightenment?" This will give you further insight into the ideas and principles of the Enlightenment. The third link provided includes the text of this essay.

By studying these resources, you will gain a better understanding of the philosophies of the Enlightenment that monarchs in Europe adopted. This will enable you to select the best answer from the options given.