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What was the Enlightenment?

Hyland, P (2014) What was the Enlightenment? In: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI) Christmas Lecture, 12 December 2014, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI), Bath, UK.

Abstract

At the beginning of the 18th century a distinctly modern vision of life was emerging: by its close, revolutions in America and France had revealed the power of new beliefs about human nature, rights and duties, and a new faith in the idea of progress. As people began to change the way they thought about themselves and the world, a whole new way of thinking developed, which still has an overwhelming impact today.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:

This was the 2014 Victor Suchar Christmas Lecture to launch the Enlightenment series.

Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2015 08:26
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:27
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/6562
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