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Unformatted text preview: The Encyclopdie 1. general picture of the efforts of the human spirit 2. Promote rational inquiry 3. Disseminate knowledge 4. Criticize tyranny 5. Promote knowledge of philosophy and trades C. Changing Ideals: Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1. Son of a watchmaker 2. Paradoxical figure 3. Argues for a social contract 4. BUT Believes that civilization corrupts man D. Period of General Diffusion (1775-forward) 1. Conflicts expand to take into consideration race and gender 2. Those left out of the earlier phases begin to demand consideration 3. Many of the ideals of the earlier period are taken for granted IV. General Characteristics A. Pan-European B. Focused on reason, nature, liberty C. Desires to overturn the barriers that reason never erected D. Led by generalists, not spets E. Often an elitist movement...
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- Spring '08