High Enlightenment Research Paper

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Enlightenment was an intellectual and cultural movement, which can be divided in two phases the ‘Early’ Enlightenment’ of the late 17th century and early 18th century and ‘high’ Enlightenment of the late 18th century, the main difference being that high enlightenment philosophers pushed ideas outlined earlier further, with a new confidence and most of the time adopted a more aggressive approach in the process. Roger Chartier describes enlightenment as a “corpus of doctrines formulated by the philosophies, diffused through all classes of the population, and articulated around several fundamental principles such as criticism of religious fanaticism, the exaltation of tolerance, examination of all institutions, the definition of natural morality,
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