Enlightenment: New Ideas Imagine you are a philosopher attending a salon during the early Enlightenment in Great Britain or one of the famous Salons of the Enlightenment in France. Consider what is being discussed in the salon in terms of education, politics, religion, and philosophy. Identify an idea or topic that excites you from this period. Describe discussing this exciting concept at the salon. What are their views? Be sure to analyze how this new idea(s) undermined the medieval worldview and impacted peoples’ lives during the era.