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The Enlightenment
A look at reasons for opposing the enlightenment.
# 122623 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper is an argumentative essay that focuses on those who would have opposed the Enlightenment in the nineteenth and twentieth century and their reasons for their opposition. The paper first defines the Enlightenment and then describes its philosophy and outlook.

From the Paper:

"In our society today we believe that rational thought is the key to good governance, scientific progress, philosophical achievement and morality. We tend to forget, however, that this has not always been the case. Our current day emphasis on reason and rationality is the direct offshoot of a historical period known as the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was an intellectual movement that started in the Eighteenth century and advocated rational thought and reason as the means to establish an authoritative system of ethics, government aesthetics and logic. By using reason..."

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The Enlightenment (2008, December 01) Retrieved January 27, 2023, from

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"The Enlightenment" 01 December 2008. Web. 27 January. 2023. <>