Monday, July 4, 2011

Enlightenment philosophy

Enlightenment era emphasize the power of human and science. Any supernatural power was denied and people believe that science could resolve the basic questions of all the fields. More interestingly, they believed that under certain level of education, people could improve their live endlessly. Here is a link to the article about philosophy and background of enlightenment.
By the way, I wonder in which aspects Enlightenment has relation to Romanticism.

1 comment:

Jason B. said...

The Elightenment had a rather large effect on Romanticism as the latter movement was created to counter the rationality that ran rampent during the elightened era. It was a step back towards the sublime of the supernatural and other religious values.