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The Age of Reason 1687 - 1789 The Enlightenment The Neoclassic Age
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The Age of Reason 1687 - 1789 FORERUNNERS Galileo Bacon Descartes Hobbes The Age of Reason is dated from 1687, when Issac Newton published his work on gravity, Principia Mathematica
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The Age of Reason -- The Enlightenment 1687 - 1789 Immanuel Kant: “Enlightenment is man’s leaving his self-caused immaturity. Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another. Such immaturity is self- caused if it is not caused by lack of intelligence, but by lack of determination and courage to use one’s intelligence without being guided by another. Sapere Aude! [Dare to know!] Have the courage to use your own intelligence! is therefore the motto of the enlightenment.”
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The Age of Reason -- The Enlightenment 1687 - 1789 “Through laziness and cowardice a large part of mankind, even after nature has freed them from alien guidance, gladly remain immature. . . . It is so comfortable to be a minor! If I have a book which provides meaning for me, a pastor who has conscience for me, a doctor who will judge my diet for me and so on, then I do not need to exert myself. . . .Therefore there are only a few who have pursued a firm path and have succeeded in escaping from immaturity by their own cultivation of the mind.” (Immanuel Kant)
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The Age of Reason 1687 - 1789 Ancient Influences: Neoplatonism, mathematics, and numbers Order, harmony
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Identifying Characteristics Art -- Order and Harmony Education -- Progress Religion -- Deism Humankind -- The rejection of the doctrine of original sin. Political theory -- governments derive from
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2011 for the course HUM 201 taught by Professor David during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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