The Enlightenment Like humans, history also had its key moments. The age of enlightenment traces immense developments in science and technology. This paper would discuss enlightenment and its contribution towards the contemporary world…
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With the development of scientific societies and academies, there has been considerable progression in science which has aided the contemporary world. Furthermore, the popularity of science increased in the educated population. People became aware of the philosophies, knowledge and theories. There were advancements in terms of medicine, physics and mathematics which have extended till now and ministered to the advent of various technologies today that were once only seen as a far sighted notion. There had been advancements in the fields of electronics, chemistry which then evolved into modern chemistry. Enlightenment science paved ways for rationality and empiricism. Enlightenment ideas educated people all over Europe. It also spread the knowledge of art and literature which changed the styles into more ‘neo-classical’ themes. However, there was some criticism that argued that the development of science made man secluded from nature and it contributed to unhappiness in mankind. The era of enlightenment and its impacts on science are very vast. The enlightenment was a stepping stone between the medieval world and the world we live in today. Many institutions were developed and more importantly, the mindset of the people was changed. The age of enlightenment focused on the power of reason and the attainability of the Truth. (Mulder) Works Cited Mulder, H.
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