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Science and the Enlightenment

Science and the Enlightenment - What Is Enlightenment...

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What Is Enlightenment? 07/01/2008 11:27:00 William Blake, Newton (1795) Romantic period in literature  People are talking about how technology changes the natural environment The ways in which the success of the sciences have affected people’s  relationships with each other and society Compare with Declaration of Rights of Man (1789) What is Enlightenment? The Bright Side: Freedom The Dark Side: Power From Disembodied mind to social geography  The Enlightenment: anything to do with 18 th  century thought For the first time the ideas of the natural sciences are circulated to the  general public as opposed to just in the academic realm The Lumieres Bright Lights, Minds: Voltaire Bright Lights, Reason: illuminismo  Triumph over a darkness, religion or medieval religion  Secularization of thought
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