Enlightenment

A philosophical movement of the late 18th century characterized by an untrammeled but frequently uncritical use of reason, a lively questioning of authority and traditional doctrines, a tendency toward individualism, and an emphasis on the idea of universal human progress.

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Enlightenment
Verlichting Dutch
Ilustración Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300055781. The J. Paul Getty Trust.