The Age of Enlightenment, also known as the Enlightenment, was a cultural and intellectual movement that took place in Europe in the 18th century. It was characterized by a focus on reason, critical thinking, and the questioning of traditional beliefs and authority.
Imagine that you’re in a castle and you have a band of barbarians who a really good at killing and stealing from everybody around you and you’re very content with your warlord life. #thedarkages
During the Enlightenment, people began to see the world in a new light and to challenge long-held assumptions about society, politics, and religion. The Enlightenment promoted the idea of progress and the belief that through reason and science, humanity could improve its circumstances and create a better world.
But then afterward, the age of enlightenment starts with a bunch of scientists and people start understanding reason, education, rationality, and logic…and then everything starts to get better for everyone throughout all civilized areas. They get better water, they have better food, and people have more time to do art.
The Enlightenment was driven by a group of intellectuals and philosophers who were known as the philosophes. These thinkers, who included Voltaire, John Locke, and Immanuel Kant, published a series of influential works that challenged traditional beliefs and promoted new ideas about society, government, and human nature. It was a time when Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci were creating their work. They valued physical prowess, they valued being artists, they valued being writers, painters, sculptors, and mathematicians, figuring out the curves of space and stars.
The Enlightenment had a profound impact on the world, and many of the ideas that were developed during this time are still influential today. It laid the foundations for modern democracy and the principles of human rights, and it helped to pave the way for the Industrial Revolution and the scientific and technological advances of the modern age.
It was awesome and a pretty good time to live.