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... Enlightenment Introduction Enlightenment refers to a freely structured intellectual progress that is worldly, rationalist, broadminded, and uncensored in point of view and values. It thrived in the central decades of the 18th century. The name was self-bestowed, and the vocabulary of obscurity and luminosity was equal in the chief European dialects. It was described as Enlightenment by English linguists, Siecle des lumieres by the French, Illuminismo by Italians, and Aufklarung by Germans and Austrians. Though it was global in scale, its core of gravity was sourced from France, which took on an exceptional control in the European scholar life (David 26). Symbolically, the particularly most renowned...