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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 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 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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