Eighty years of enlightenment

recollections of Kingsport teachers-1996
  • 374 Pages
  • 0.34 MB
  • English

Collier"s Print. Co. , Kingsport, TN (409 Cherokee St., Kingsport 37660)
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Other titlesFrom slates to computers.
Statementby Kingsport Retired Teachers" Association.
ContributionsKingsport Retired Teachers Association (Kingsport, Tenn.)
LC ClassificationsLA369.K56 E54 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 374 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL315219M
LC Control Number97226618

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The Enlightenment – the great ‘Age of Reason’ – is defined as the period of rigorous scientific, political and philosophical discourse that characterised European society during the ‘long’ 18th century: from the late 17th century to the ending of the Napoleonic Wars in This was a period of huge change in thought and reason, which (in the words of historian Roy Porter) was.

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Inwhen philosopher David Hume boasted that the Scots were "the People most distinguish'd for Literature in Europe," he was undoubtedly pitching it a bit strong.People often think of the Enlightenment as a French phenomenon. France emerged the victor in the Thirty Years War, and it was recognized as the international center for learning in the 18th century [source: Carey].

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