Reason During The Enlightenment

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The concept of reason was applied during the Enlightenment because Europe was experiencing change and uncertainty about God. There were many changes in though and society during this era. There were many shifts in science that made people question the natural world and their place in it. Also, there was a shift from monarchy to democracy, which expelled the concept of the divine right of kings. Many ideas about equality, freedom, and individuality lead to the period of Enlightenment. This period was a movement away from traditional and conservative thoughts to new rational thoughts that ignited change. Society in the Enlightenment period focused on elaborate hierarchal structures, such as the setting for Tartuffe. In this era there were very
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