Where did the terms come from?
Posted by Helen on January 16, 1998 at 12:46:11:
In response to He was just a baby; born in 1806 (I think) ;-), written by Erin on January 15, 1998 at 20:22:23
] Are the "Age of Reason" and "the Age of Enlightenment" the
] same concept, or are they two separate concepts that existed at the same time?
Are they contemporary descriptions, or do they come later? "Enlightenment" implies a darkness existed previously - "God said, "Let Newton be", and all was light" (who said that?) - whereas Age of Reason is more neutral.
Yet again it's the Erin thumbnail sketch which answers all your questions in a paragraph! La Dem's idea that you should write a book (the world's intellectual beliefs summarized) is not to be dismissed... ;-)
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