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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Go Historic ID
412
Dates
1687-1804

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Topic ID
412
Title
Enlightenment
Date Added
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 11, 2022
Short URL
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