The Meaning of Enlightenment?

  1. johnscott00 profile image59
    johnscott00posted 5 years ago
    Although the intellectual movement called “The Enlightenment” is usually associated with the 18th century, its roots in fact go back much further. But before we explore those roots, we need to define the term. This is one of those rare historical movements which in fact named itself. Certain thinkers and writers, primarily in London and Paris, believed that they were more enlightened than their compatriots and set out to enlighten them.

    They believed that human reason could be used to combat ignorance, superstition, and tyranny and to build a better world. Their principal targets were religion (embodied in France in the Catholic Church) and the domination of society by a hereditary aristocracy.

  2. amithak50 profile image60
    amithak50posted 5 years ago

    Enlightenment is something to do with self resurrection and avoiding everything that we have in physical world like money,relations Gautam buddha