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    The Enlightenment

    Age of Enlightenment

    The Age of Enlightenment (also known as the Age of Reason or simply the Enlightenment) was an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe during the 18th century, the "Century of Philosophy".

    The Enlightenment emerged out of a European intellectual and scholarly movement known as Renaissance humanism. Some consider the publication of Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica (1687) as the first major enlightenment work. French historians traditionally date the Enlightenment from 1715 to 1789, from the beginning of the reign of Louis XV until the French Revolution. Most end it with the turn of the 19th century. Philosophers and scientists of the period widely circulated their ideas through meetings at scientific academies, Masonic lodges, literary salons, coffeehouses and in printed books, journals, and pamphlets. The ideas of the Enlightenment undermined the authority of the monarchy and the Church and paved the way for the political revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries. A variety of 19th-century movements, including liberalism and neoclassicism, trace their intellectual heritage to the Enlightenment.

    The Enlightenment included a range of ideas centered on reason as the primary source of knowledge and advanced ideals such as liberty, progress, toleration, fraternity, constitutional government and separation of church and state. In France, the central doctrines of the Enlightenment philosophers were individual liberty and religious tolerance, in opposition to an absolute monarchy and the fixed dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church. The Enlightenment was marked by an emphasis on the scientific method and reductionism, along with increased questioning of religious orthodoxy—an attitude captured by the phrase Sapere aude (Dare to know).


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    What 'enlightened' you to start a thread about it in Social Science forums ?

    Everyone already knows about the Enlightenment Phase , so nothing new .

    Are there Germanics involved , or had it been a mainly French movement ?

    Is it that ?
    The ideas of the Enlightenment undermined the authority of the monarchy and the Church and paved the way for the political revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries. A variety of 19th-century movements, including liberalism and neoclassicism, trace their intellectual heritage to the Enlightenment.


    There are a few threads already in the forums , like
    Age of Enlightenment, Freemasonry and the Jewish Connection
    https://forums.skadi.net/threads/140...ish-Connection
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    What 'enlightened' you to start a thread about it in Social Science forums ?

    Everyone already knows about the Enlightenment Phase , so nothing new
    Please let others decide for themselves. You told me that this recent thread wasn't worth starting either but in the end there were 11 posts made

    Are there Germanics involved , or had it been a mainly French movement ? Is it that ?
    It happened across Europe, including France, but what does this matter? Yes, there were plenty of Germanics involved!

    Did you not read the OP, where it says that Isaac Newton is considered to have been the person who launched this era?

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    Posting from mobile phone : "Some" consider Isaak Newton ....

    Might be British "some" considering Isaak (old testamental given name) Newton ... hopefully not a "jew"

    In my opinion it would be either Nicolaus Kopernicus, Tychos Brahe, Johannes Keppler or Gallileo Gallilei , who started the Age of Enlightenment .

    During the downfall of the church , people became richer , by colonies , and rich people are more free and do not depend on authorities .
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    Okay, so whether it was Newton, Kopernicus, Brahe, Keppler or GG (none of whom were French) who kicked things off, the fact is it was a pan-European movement.

    The Church's downfall was the main positive to come out of it as far as I'm concerned.

    Liberalism and tolerance were also good things at that time. They now have a negative connotation because they've been taken to ridiculous extremes and I doubt very much that those promoting such ideals in the 18th century would approve of where they've led us today.

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