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Spread of Enlightenment in the colonies- Part I

Spread of Enlightenment in the colonies- Part I American Enlightenment The American Enlightenment occurred during the eighteenth century among thinkers in British North America and the early United States and was inspired by the ideas of the British and French Enlightenments. It led to the American Revolution, and the creation of the American Republic. Based […]

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Major ideas of Enlightenment: Kant, Rousseau- Part VI

Major ideas of Enlightenment: Kant, Rousseau- Part VI Developments in Economics, Laws, Industrialization, Music, Women Rights: The Enlightenment was not limited to innovations in philosophy, literature, mathematics, and science; in countries throughout Europe, it encompassed new thought and developments in a variety of other academic, artistic, and social fields. Most notable among these achievements were […]

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Major ideas of Enlightenment: Kant, Rousseau- Part III

Major ideas of Enlightenment: Kant, Rousseau- Part III Skepticism and Romanticism New Movements As the Enlightenment progressed into the mid-1700s, a noticeable shift occurred away from the empirical, reason-based philosophies of most of the leading French and English thinkers. The new philosophies that developed tended to take one of two major directions. Romanticism: A philosophy […]

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Major ideas of Enlightenment: Kant, Rousseau- Part II

Major ideas of Enlightenment: Kant, Rousseau- Part II The English Enlightenment The English Civil War and Glorious Revolution: Seventeenth-century England endured a pair of tense struggles for political power that had a profound impact on the philosophers of the English Enlightenment. The first power struggle came in 1649, when the English Civil War resulted in […]

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Major ideas of Enlightenment: Kant, Rousseau: Part I

Major ideas of Enlightenment: Kant, Rousseau: Part I What is Enlightenment It was intellectual, philosophical, cultural and social movement. It spread throughout Europe (mainly Western Europe) during the 17th and 18th century. This period is called the Age of Enlightenment or the Age of Reason. It represented a huge departure from the Middle Ages of […]

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