3 books to know Age of Enlightenment
Welcome to the 3 Books To Know series, our idea is to help readers learn about fascinating topics through three essential and relevant books.These carefully selected works can be fiction, non-fiction, historical documents or even biographies.We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is: Age of Enlightenment.The Age of Enlightenment - or Age of Reason - was an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Enlightenment included a range of ideas centered on the sovereignty of reason and the evidence of the senses as the primary sources of knowledge and advanced ideals such as liberty, progress, toleration, fraternity, constitutional government and separation of church and state.What is Enlightenment? by Immanuel Kant.Discourse on the Method by René Descartes.The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau."What Is Enlightenment?" is a 1784 essay by the philosopher Immanuel Kant. Kant replied to the question posed a year earlier by the Reverend Johann Friedrich Zöllner. Kant's opening paragraph of the essay is a much-cited definition of a lack of enlightenment as people's inability to think for themselves due not to their lack of intellect, but lack of courage.Discourse on the Method is one of the most influential works in the history of modern philosophy, and important to the development of natural sciences.The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is a 1762 book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society.This is one of many books in the series 3 Books To Know. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the topics!