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The enlightenment was the era of history which really produced the modern, secular age, and which set the scene for the good and bad to. The age of enlightenment, sometimes referred to as the age of reason, was a cultural movement led by philosophers such as francis bacon. The enlightenment is described as a distinct intellectual movement of the 18th century, dedicated to the better the enlightenment: a very short introduction.
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In the enlightenment, science grew, as a result of a period where, free of the shackles of religious dogma, free thinkers could expand human knowledge at a rate. The enlightenment was an age of unprecedented optimism in the potential of knowledge and reason to understand and change the world (see enlightenment. The enlightenment was a period of profound optimism, a sense that with science and reason—and the consequent shedding of old superstitions—human.