Historians distinguish the period between the 1680s and 1780
Why do historians distinguish the period between the 1680s and 1780s as the Age of Enlightenment? What are some of the general ideas espoused by the philosophes that characterize the Enlightenment? Why are Newton, Locke,Diderot,Bayle, and Hume important for understanding the Enlightenment?
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