I need help narrowing down 2 good examples of philosophy, two from the Enlightenment Period and two from the Romantic Age and explain why the examples are significant. The examples need to reflect the developments in world events and cultural patterns.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 9:29 pm ad1c9bdddf
1. I need help narrowing down 2 good examples of philosophy. Two from the Enlightenment Period and two from the Romantic Age and why the examples are significant. So, four good examples total with brief reasons as to why they are significant. The examples need to reflect the developments in world events and cultural patterns.
"The Enlightenment's emphasis on the empirical deterministic universe left little room for the freedom and creativity of the human spirit. The romantic emphasis on art and imagination is a direct critical reaction to the mechanical view of some Enlightenment figures." http://www.philosopher.org.uk/rom.htm
The Enlightenment stressed that Reason could cure mankind of all past injustices. In such a new world a perfect society was almost insured. Through reason man could discover the Natural Laws that regulated society. Once that is done man can reach Progress that would guarantee human betterment. http://www.esuhistoryprof.com/the_enlightenment_ppt.htm
The key players in this were Descartes, Bacon, Locke, and Newton.
Of these men, Descartes at first is important. The cultural move towards explaining the world in empirical deterministic ways (other than determined by God). He sought to find a universal mathematical formula that would explain everything. Descartes methodological principles:
? Systematic Doubt.
? Logical analysis.
? Strict progression of synthesis.
? Careful review of procedures.
? And Conclusion.
? He wanted to use mathematics as a language of universal precision.
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This solution provides two significant examples of philosophy for each of the Enlightenment and Romantic Period that reflect the developments in world events and cultural patterns.