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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about The Enlightenment.
See also changes related to The Enlightenment, or pages that link to The Enlightenment or to this page or whose text contains "The Enlightenment".

Parent topics

  • History [r]: Study of past human events based on evidence such as written documents. [e]
  • Philosophy [r]: The study of the meaning and justification of beliefs about the most general, or universal, aspects of things. [e]

Subtopics

Countries

  • Scottish Enlightenment [r]: A period in 18th century Scotland characterized by a great outpouring of intellectual and scientific accomplishments. [e]

People

  • Augustin-Louis Cauchy [r]: (1789 – 1857) prominent French mathematician, one of the pioneers of rigor in mathematics and complex analysis. [e]
  • Benjamin Franklin [r]: 1706-1790, American statesman and scientist, based in Philadelphia. [e]
  • Joseph II [r]: (1741–1790), Holy Roman Emperor and ruler of the Hapsburg (Austrian) territories who was the arch-embodiment of the Enlightenment spirit of the later 18th-century reforming monarchs. [e]
  • Isaac Newton [r]: (1642–1727) English physicist and mathematician, best known for his elucidation of the universal theory of gravitation and his development of calculus. [e]
  • Thomas Paine [r]: (1737-1809) English writer, intellectual and revolutionary whose works were influential during the Enlightenment in the United States and Europe. [e]
  • Voltaire [r]: The pen-name of François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), a French writer and philosopher, who was one of the leading figures of The Enlightenment. [e]

Ideas

  • Atheism [r]: Absence of belief in any god or other supernatural beings; distinct from antitheism, or opposition to religion, and agnosticism, the position that one cannot know whether such beings exist. [e]
  • Evangelicalism [r]: A historically recent collection of religious beliefs, practices, and traditions typified by an emphasis on evangelism, and by what adherents call a "personal experience" of conversion. [e]
  • Liberalism [r]: Economic and political doctrine advocating free enterprise, free competition and free will. [e]
  • Panentheism [r]: The theological position that God is immanent within the Universe, but also transcends it. [e]
  • Unitarianism [r]: A theology of God which insists that there is only one divine person, one of the tenets of the Unitarian Universalist Association [e]


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