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Enlightenment, The

  • By: Roland Benedikter
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The Enlightenment was an intellectual movement that originated in the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe and America and gave birth to the vision of an “age of reason,” not only for Western civilization but for humanity as a whole. It ...

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