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Category for the Enlightenment writers. It includes synopsis and excerpts, glossaries, and links to writers such as Pascal, Rousseau, Descartes, Milton, Smith, and Voltaire.
  • The Age of Reason (1660 - 1780)

    Covers movement overview, as well as major ideas, events, authors and their works.

  • The Enlightenment

    Article looks at rationalism, empiricism, encyclopedists, logic, determinism, and Immanuel Kant.

  • Fordham University: Enlightenment

    Contains links to resources on the movement, propaganda, politics, economics, philosophy, social settings, and religion in the Age of Reason.

  • The Philosophies of Enlightenment

    Lecture sheet addresses Descartes, British and French empiricism, encyclopedists, materialists, the anti-rationalist trend, and the German movement.

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