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The Enlightenment

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Department
History
Course
History 1401E
Professor
Pierre Reynard
Semester
Fall

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The Enlightenment Themes of the Enlightenment 1 Rationalism 2 Secularization in society and politics 3 Skepticism of existing orders4 Humanism Human affairs matter shape your own life 5 Progress things are always getting better goes against traditionScientific Revolution y Bacon Descartes Newton y DescartesI think therefore I am o We cant know anything outside of this phrase can never know anything for certain o Learn from experience y Based on enlightenment principles y Means by which the questions are asked y Baconexperimental methods y Descartesexperience y Newtontrial and error y Acquisition of new knowledge thinking about things differentlyCritiq
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