01-15-09 What is the Enlightenment

01-15-09 What is the Enlightenment - 01/15/09 What is the...

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01/15/09 What is the Enlightenment? (A: Intro to the Enlightenment; B: Two Enlightenment Thinkers: Voltaire and Kant) - Modern period was different form times before because of “change,” the consciousness and embracing of it - Change is possible, desirable and open to people; human beings can change the world through reason and observations - Science, politics, and religion are now things that can be rationalized, reasoned, and improved - In the Renaissance, people would emulate the Greeks and Romans and work off previous works - In the Enlightenment, however, Voltaire argues that humans can do better than the Greeks and Romans, they can improve and progress even further - People are realizing that they have this “control” - We as human beings have a say in this, we have a role in the state of the current condition of the world - In the French Revolution, there was an attempt to create something new, a new society whereas in other revolution the attempt was to break free from constraints held by a higher order. (e.g. American
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