Age of Enlightenment

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  • Voltaire's Use Of Optimism In Candide By Leibniz

    The 18th century Age of Enlightenment was an impactful period for Europe because not only was it a time of dynamic change from traditional ways of thinking to new reasoning, but many insightful scholars and philosophers rose with perceptive views on society. One of the most influential people from this era was a man infamous for his critical jabs against the Catholic Church and disapproving remarks about human nature under the pen name of Voltaire. A classic work of his called Candide, which was…

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  • Modernity In Arthur Miller's Escaping Salem

    wasn't quite America. Being controlled by the Europeans and the King was ultimately a crucial factor for creating our country. With the age of enlightenment, Modernity was born. Individuals thinking for themselves, and breaking free from "tradition", allowed them to escape in to another life; a better life. The societal differences before and after the enlightenment, drastically oppose…

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  • Marie Therese Geoffrin: The French Enlightenment

    was a leading female figure in the French Enlightenment. The French Enlightenment happened in the 18th-century. During this time, the ideals were liberty, equality, and fraternity. These topics were discussed in the Salons hosted by Geoffrin. Salons were places that women provided for men, the philosophers, to have an intellectual discussion. Even though both men and women played a part in the salons, the roles were unequal. Geoffrin was a French Enlightenment salonnière who impacted Western…

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  • Similarities Between Kant And Rousseau

    The Enlightenment was an intellectual movement which predominantly fuelled the events of the French Revolution. The political and social turmoil was inspired by the political philosophers of the Enlightenment movement. By criticising the common public’s scepticism towards intellectual expansion, Immanuel Kant ushered the revolutionary movement through the introduction of the importance of knowledge and reasoning. Kant endorsed the French Revolution, for it was essentially a representation of his…

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  • Women In The Enlightenment Era

    Women played a vital role in evolution of the Enlightenment Era. The women of the Enlightenment were the creators of feminism, they gave birth to the Women Liberation Movement. Female activists like Mary Wollstonecraft and Olympe de Gouges broke ground for modern feminists like Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes. To this day women are still fighting to break the glass ceilings holding them back, such as the current wage gap. Women of the enlightenment began the over three-hundred-year…

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  • Women's Education During The Renaissance

    the sentiment of,“Educate your middle class girls in the middle class way”. The feeling towards women 's education changed with the times and tended to follow the societal trends that were commonplace throughout the Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment, but as early modern Europe advanced, the standards and support for women’s education seemed to wane. As time progressed,…

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  • The Purpose Of The Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment was an era from the 1650 's to the 1780 's where reason, analysis and individualism was highly emphasised, opposed to the traditional lines of authority, it challenged the authorities and institutions that formed society at the time. The purpose of the Enlightenment was to dispute traditional ideas on faith and to improve society using scientific and philosophical thinking and knowledge. During the time of the Enlightenment, people were highly influenced by the work of…

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  • Female Characters In Tartuffe By Mary Wollstonecraft And Moliere

    encouraged to maintain a certain level of secrecy regarding many components of our society. It was not acceptable to openly condemn and express personal opinions about topics, such as, women rights, religion, and politics. However, during the enlightenment, in the seventeenth century, there was a slight change. Authors such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Moliere, deliberately expressed their concerns about this “controversial” topics, through their literary work. For one, Mary Wollstonecraft, in…

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  • Thomas Hobbes: The Growth Of Political Liberalism

    political liberalism. This is a time referred to as the Enlightenment because it brought many new ideas and concepts to light. However, the Enlightenment does not have a true location, rather it was a global convergence of thoughts. These thoughts had different manifestations in different countries. In all countries, the Enlightenment marked a shift towards rationalism also known as the “Age of Reason.” The biggest events of the Enlightenment that specifically urged political liberalism were the…

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  • Religion: The Role Of Enlightenment In The 17th Century

    After reading the book on enlightenment it goes into many details and is explain very well. For example the enlightenment was started back in the 18th centuries, however it gave many people the opportunity to find many reasons of truth without being guided by others, and it showed people a different route instead of just one. One of the main targets during this period of time was religion. Why? Because religion dealt with having your own belief and with comes with learning new point of views…

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