Enlightenment

Disciplines: Latin, Philosophy

Also known as: Age of Enlightenment, Age of Reason

The highly-influential intellectual movement in Europe during the 1700s that emphasized reason as the primary guide for humans in the pursuit of knowledge.

John Locke, Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Baruch Spinoza, Voltaire are among the major thinkers of the Enlightenment.

Also See:

· sapere aude

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