Pienso y Existo

noviembre 4, 2012

The Enlightenment and the boundaries of vision

Filed under: Pensamientos — Wilmar Perez @ 11:06 pm
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The Enlightenment was a cultural movement that first appeared in Europe in the XVIII century as a consequence of several factors but mainly because of the eagerness of the European literate middle class to reason for themselves  (Wikipedia, 2012). After a century of crisis people started to look for alternative ways of thinking and alternative ways of development that, also, encompassed the expansion of literacy and the decline of religious prosecution (Tignor, et al., 2011, p. 542). The raising of the Enlightenment was, in part, possible because of the possibility given by the new tea and coffee houses as places to gather and discuss about the problems of the time (Tignor, et al., 2011, p. 542). It can be said that this cultural flowering was truly a product of its time.

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