Enlightenment Influence On Romanticism

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How did we discover gravity? What inspired the creation of the world’s first great democracy? What gave way to Romanticism? These questions were all answered in the eighteenth century, during the European Enlightenment. The European Enlightenment, also known as the “Age of Reason” or “the light of reason”, took it’s name from the idea it represented. It was aimed at placing science and knowledge through scientific methods of investigation. This intellectual, cultural and social movement took place in England, France, Germany, and other pars of Europe, and it’s main purpose was to improve humanity with rational thought. The Enlightenment is known to be one of the most historically important movements because these efforts prove to be successful…show more content…
Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804) was a central figure in modern philosophy. He made a big influence on the metaphysics epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics that we study now, and he also set terms for the nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy. “He eliminated reason and made room for faith.” He once said, “All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.” Kant also wrote a book that revolved around answering the question “What is Enlightenment?”, and in his writing he mentioned how he believed that humans gave themselves moral law, which is the reason of their belief in God, freedom, and immortality. He theorized that all humans are born with innate “experiences” that relate to the world, giving them each perspective. He also proved God couldn’t be confirmed by pure reason or science. He crossed out chance as a reason for whatever happened in the universe, was convinced that knowledge is limited to the phenomenal world, and it was limited to the area of first-hand experience. Immanuel Kant hugely influenced the way countless people saw the world, and many of his words still remain to this
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