Notes Foundation of Enlightenment

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Foundation of Enlightenment (12) Isaac Newton created the idea of enlightenment. His work suggested that rational analysis of human behavior could lead to insights about the human and natural world. The world launched a project to discover the natural laws that govern human society. People created the natural law of
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Unformatted text preview: politics and economics. They abandoned all religious ideas to allow purely rational analysis. A disadvantage to the Enlightenment emphasis on reason is that all people behave differently. One set of laws cannot adequately reflect all people. A higher power was missing from this new intellectual universe....
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course GEN ED 111 taught by Professor Faunce during the Spring '07 term at Washington State University .

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