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    philosophy, and politics. The Enlightenment is the inspiration of modern day government, science, mathematics, and civil rights.The enlightenment intensified due to new methods and discoveries achieved in the Scientific Revolution. The Scientific Method of observation and experimentation created by Francis Bacon and a testable hypothesis inspired Isaac Newton to make a range of discoveries. Rene Descartes, “The Father of Modern Philosophy” and mathematician, questioned even the basis of his own knowledge, yet, much of the later Western philosophy is in response to his…

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    Introduction The historians also refer the enlightenment period as the "age of reasoning." This was philosophical movement between the 17th century and 18th century that took place primarily in Europe and North America. Through this period the participants were participating in an illuminating human culture and intellect after the “dark” middle ages. The main characteristics associated with enlightenment include the rise of concepts such as liberty, scientific methods, and reasoning…

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    The age of Enlightenment was a period where people tried to understand the world around them using reasoning and experiments. There were some people who were "Enlightened Thinkers", these people include Ben Franklin and John Locke. These enlightened men were doing everything in their power to try to comprehend their world without the use of religion to get answers. Thanks to these people, our views on science and the world have changed forever. John Lock was a very famous philosopher that…

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    The Enlightenment Period

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    During the enlightenment period there were many changes going on in the world, in particular the literature that was being produced during that time. The enlightenment period was also known as the age of reason, and the movement into the idea deism. These changes can be characterized in many distinct ways, which can be exemplified through the works of Candide by Voltaire. In this travel narrative, the main character, Candide, explores and adventures to newly discovered countries and places, in…

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    The Age Of Enlightenment

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    The Age of Enlightenment The Enlightenment was a busy time. Lives were changing, ideas were sprouting, and ink met paper to create some of the most intellectually challenging documents yet. The ideas of this age could be defined as innovative and revolutionary. It was a time of skepticism that caused people to doubt what they were taught, thus creating new ideas of how the world works. This time period began around the middle of the 1700s in Europe, a time and place where many revolutions were…

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    The Age of Enlightenment lasted roughly from 1720-1790. It was a time when reason and logic were worshipped like gods. The core ideas of the Renaissance, humanism and the desire to improve society, collided and mixed with the Scientific Revolution’s need to discover and test truth by standards of reason and logic. At the heart of the Age of Enlightenment were a group of people known as philosophes. Philosophes were thinkers who firmly believed that the power of reason could be applied to all…

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    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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    Enlightenment In Europe

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    The enlightenment period in Europe was characterized by its emphasis on the scientific method and reductionism along with the belief that reason is the primary source of authority and legitimacy. (Often, a broad examination of ethics, politics, and society are seen established in the artistic works. Many beliefs of the enlightenment were based on questioning the legitimacy of ideas or values. One of the aspects of enlightenment that sets it apart from its predecessor the renaissance was the…

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    Enlightenment Philosophers

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    Published near the end of the Enlightenment period, Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women eloquently advocates for ideas of reason and progress similar to those of Enlightenment philosophers. Wollstonecraft agrees with German Enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant about seeking knowledge as well as Horkheimer and Adorno about the threat intelligence poses. However, she possesses an opposing opinion concerning the separation of Church and State in secularism and its effects…

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    The Scottish Enlightenment

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    Scottish Enlightenment In his book, Reading the Scottish Enlightenment: Books and Their Readers in Provincial Scotland, author Mark R.M. Towsey set out to discover the history of reading and how popular books by the likes of David Hume and William Robertson were received in 18th century Scotland. Towsey delves into historical library catalogues in hopes to uncover the impact that certain books had on readers lives and personal beliefs in order to gain perspective on how readers from different…

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