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Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan SwiftLand of the Houyhnhnms as a utopiaCriticize England and western EuropeoAbsurdity of waroMoneyoNobilityQuestioning the rationality of the human beingWhat is the Enlightenment? – Denis DiderotCritical thinking: olegacy of enlightenmentotramples on tradition, prejudice, conventional wisdom, etc.oreasonEnlightenment:oReligion: Deist – existence of god based on reason and natureoScience - educationoThe individual – quest for happinessoPublic space – place to exchange ideasoThe political order – separated temporal and spiritual authorityoUniversality - the character or state of being universal; existence or prevalenceeverywhereEducation – each citizen must contribute to the common good…search for trueadvantages to society…Candide – VoltairePopularized enlightenment ideasDeism - god who created the world allows nature to follow its own law and never

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