Hist 0430 - ENLIGHTENMENT

Hist 0430 - ENLIGHTENMENT - THE ENLIGHTENMENT I...

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THE ENLIGHTENMENT I. Significance democracy the origin of modern US conservatism and liberalism secularization II. Origins The Renaissance The Reformation The Scientific Revolution VOLTAIRE European expansion III. Characteristics (1) a world of intellectuals- intellectuals were a very important part; they set the agenda and held discussions about important books that were written; there was a presence of women in these discussions (gave ideas and wrote); women as thinkers and educated people whose opinions counted. Brought about the inequalities of women (2) borrowing from science: A scientific outlook- method of natural science was applied to understanding the people around. “Age of Reason”; some people became rationalists (math analysis); Meant that everything should be tested and questioned. The emergence of social science- analysis of problems. Encyclopedia was made in France. (3) belief in progress and improvement- Science based.
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course HIST 015 taught by Professor Patch during the Spring '07 term at UC Riverside.

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