The Culture of Enlightenment Europe


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The Culture of Enlightenment Europe
Remains one of Modern Western Culture’s biggest influences. Framed in the 18th century, Enlightenment Europe is the time when there was the development of reason as a virtue. This attitude of reason-as-virtue is critical to our secular scientific world today.
To contextualize the effect of making reason into a virtue, it is helpful to look at some of the important documents that appeared during the Enlightenment. The French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen was signed in 1793. In America was signed the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776, and the United States Bill or Rights in 1791.
Both of these documents represent a sea-change from the old parliamentary democracies and...
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