Major Changes In The Enlightenment

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The Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, was a period of idealistic change throughout Europe and other parts of the world. The change was sought by humans to improve humanity. The Enlightenment occurred mainly in the eighteenth century and brought in a variety of ideas among different topics. Major changes occurred in all fields from philosophy to science and brought back classical ideas from ancient times. The Enlightenment greatly influenced both the French and American Revolutions but began to decline after this period. Although there were an enormous amount of influences, the Scientific Revolution, as well as the Philosophers and Arts, led to the creation of the Enlightenment period. The Scientific Revolution was a period…show more content…
Neoclassicism can be defined as movement back to classical times specifically in the Age of Enlightenment. Neoclassicism was especially present in the eighteenth century. The main artists of this time include Andrea Mantegna, Voltaire, and Antonio Vivaldi. Andrea Mantegna was a famous artist who created the Lamentation of Christ. Antonio Vivaldi is a well known composer. Voltaire has many famous works such as Candide, Henriade, and The Maid or Orleans. One of the most famous philosophers of this time was John Locke, who is well represented from his writings. Two of his well known writings are the Two Treatises of Government and An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. The Scientific Revolution, Philosophers and the Arts, with multiple other influences, generated the Enlightenment period that sparked new discovery. Out of these specific discoveries came many new revolutions that has helped developed our world, and will continue to develop our world. Although new ideas will continually be disproved, each one leads the scientists, philosophers, and artists of today to exceptional propositions. Those of the eighteenth century have created a cultural empire that is continually
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