How did the Enlightment change basic Western attitudes toward reform, faith, and reason?What were the major formative influences on the philosophes? How important were Voltaire and the Encylopedia...

How did the Enlightment change basic Western attitudes toward reform, faith, and reason?

What were the major formative influences on the philosophes? How important were Voltaire and the Encylopedia n the success of the Englightment?

 

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The Enlightenment period was an era of questioning and using science to determine facts of life. The philosophers of that era were a huge influence on the founding fathers of our nation. If it was not for these great minds in the era, our nation may never become a land of freedom based on a government of checks and balances. The Enlightenment allowed people to "wake" up and realize they can think for themselves and question their faith, which led to idea of revolutions. America fought for the Enlightened ideals, and France then followed suit.

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Enlightenment changed the Western attitudes can be found at the link below. This link will help you determine the answers to your questions. Remember that the Enlightenment is the back bone of our country. The enlightenment is the reason we do what we do in America today.

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