November 23, 2010 § Leave a comment
This is an intellectual, cultural and scientific movement. It is called as “siècle des lumieres”.
This means that this period is completely opposite of the middle ages it follows. In this period what dominates is the reason instead of the dominating power of the church. The foundation of the principle thoughts of enlightenment goes back to renaissance. It puts in the center a new way of perception of the world and the society. Rationality, reason and ideal of progress gain importance. The idea of progress gains importance because people start to believe that it is only possible to escape from the slavery of tradition this way. By ideal of progress people can be happy and free.