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    How the Age of Reason Leads to the Revolution The Age of Reason is a movement that started in Europe and spread to America. This movement brought about the use of reason or rationale thinking, instead of tradition and established doctrine. People began thinking differently and realized they did not have to accept the ways of the past as the way of the future. Once the American colonists began to believe in these ideas, they began to question divine-right of kings and entrenched manners of thought. The use of common sense, the changes in how the colonists viewed God and the emphasis upon human knowledge during the Age of Reason helped lead to the Revolution. These new ideas of enlightenment eventually led the colonists to seek freedom and independence from England, because they realized they could think independently and no longer needed the oversight of England.…

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    their beliefs of predestination, suffering, and punishment contrasted to the traditional Catholic faith and based their lives on negative, threatening assumptions of God. However, with the scientific discoveries during the Age of Reason, Christianity replaced Puritan beliefs with reason and rationality. The Age of Reason influenced His believers into a better understand of God and creation. With the…

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    Age Of Reason

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    Age of Reason The Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, is the name given to the period in Europe and America during the 1700s when mankind was emerging from centuries of ignorance into a new age enlightened by reason, science, and respect for humanity. People of the Enlightenment period were convinced that human reason could discover the natural laws of the universe and determine the natural rights of mankind; thereby continuing progress in knowledge, technical achievement, and moral…

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    Thomas Paine Influence

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    Thomas Paine’s Influenced Paradigm shift of American colonist People have trouble grasping the real reason behind the Americans claiming their freedom from the British. Little known to popular contrary belief a majority of the people that came to America actually wanted to remain British citizens, even when the British refused to let them be represented in Parliament, which is where the term loyalist comes from in the first place. Arguably one of the most interesting men from this time period…

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    Cathy Bui Professor Nengo Anthropology March 10 2015 Age of Reason Essay In the book The Age Of Reason by Thomas Paine is about the knowledge of inquiring religious establishments and their own doctrines. He wants the audience to think about the common gumptions that can be seen and describe as a substantiation of a god, for instance from Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. He calls for higher reasoning, a person who rejects the scriptures in the bibles that says we are pretending to use the…

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    His vision for men to look at society with reason influenced his view on virtue. He wants individuals to hold moral virtues but question the social foundations, like the Crown and religion, with observations and reason. In his The Age of Reason, Paine expresses his own opinion mainly on religion. He believes in Christianity and the moral teachings and virtues of it. But he disagrees with the idea of a church and other foundations as he tries to use reason and observation to debunk it and…

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    Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine both were visionaries in their day, understanding that the world around us was more than just dirt and rock but that there was a divine infinite universe in front of us to explore and all you had to do was look up. While both of these men could be found laying the bricks for the age of enlightenment in the colonies and paving the way for a new country, free of British rule, they were also vastly different in individual temperament. Benjamin Franklin and…

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    The Enlightenment Era

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    Enlightenment Authors and Their Works The Enlightenment Era was an intellectual movement which took place in Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth century. This movement, also known as the age of reason, holds importance because world ideas such as order, balance, logic and reason dominated. The Enlightenment Era was empowered by the Scientific Revolution. This philosophical, cultural, intellectual and social movement spread throughout England, France, Germany, and Europe during the…

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    think that a scenario of hypothetical reality was the best way to win over readers, I later considered works such as the Allegory of the Cave, which has been revered by many throughout history as the crowning jewel of Grecian philosophy. This led me to consider that scenarios in which we have no stake are easier for us to discuss in a non defensive manner. Reading the line that discusses the strength of government and the happiness of the governed stands out in my memory. I think that something…

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    Colonists during this time were normally terrified by what the king could do because one could never know. Since the king during this time was King George the III and all throughout his reign it is stated that he was in fact,”insane in the membrane,” while also “slowly becoming blind.” In “Common Sense,” these points are made because the colonies are so attached to Great Britain that every time there is a war going on, specifically when Britain was fighting France and Spain, the few colonial…

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