2. Enlightenment Thinkers.ppt

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HISTORY 101
Subject
Philosophy
Date
Jun 19, 2023
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47
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The Age of Enlightenment
Scientific revolution evolved into naturalistic worldview divorced from religion . Scientific knowledge + religious skepticism Optimistic vision of future progress . Intellectual movement with new sense of modernity. Many disregarded religion and wanted to guide social change. New middle class became a wider audience Most intellectuals lived in high culture and had no interest in the common people "public opinion" for elite only.
Built on 17th century scientific revolution, religious skepticism and classical antiquity. Human institutions and behaviour studied in rational way. Hoped humankind could become more rational, tolerant, and virtuous. Paris became the capital of the Enlightenment.
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