Age of Reason


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age of reason

n.
1. often Age of Reason An era during which rational thought is prominent or esteemed, especially the Enlightenment in western Europe.
2. An age at which a person is considered capable of making reasoned judgments.

Age of Reason

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(Historical Terms) the Age of Reason the 18th century in W Europe. See also Enlightenment

Age′ of Rea′son


n.
the 17th and 18th centuries in France, England, etc. Compare enlightenment (def. 4).
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Noun1.Age of Reason - a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrineAge of Reason - a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine; "the Enlightenment brought about many humanitarian reforms"
reform movement - a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
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You see, then," continued the king, "if I have such remembrances of my childhood, what an amount I may gather in the age of reason.
Timothy was a wiry old laborer, of a type lingering in those times-- who had his savings in a stocking-foot, lived in a lone cottage, and was not to be wrought on by any oratory, having as little of the feudal spirit, and believing as little, as if he had not been totally unacquainted with the Age of Reason and the Rights of Man.
The collection covers progress, population, and nature from the Age of Reason to the mid-19th century; the aesthetic and subjective appreciation of nature: Alexander von Humboldt; Darwin and his contemporaries; in the wake of George Perkins March; key trends in 19th-century environmentalism; and the Malthusian shadow over the 20th century.
Since the Enlightenment and the Age of Reason, along with Darwin and science in general with the development of universal education, western Europe has become secular, with the majority in the UK stating they have no religion and only 9% attending church regularly.
Surely you've reached that age of reason that'll enable you to pursue the life that will make you happy?
This is due to a great extent to the rise of the empirical sciences over the last 300 years, the advent of the Age of Reason, or the Enlightenment.
She declared so on her thirteenth birthday, the beginning of the age of reason, according to the beliefs of fellow commune members, the King Kennedys.
The Dark Side of the Enlightenment: Wizards, Alchemists, and Spiritual Seekers in the Age of Reason.
SHERMAN Theatre's free music event, the Foyer Sessions, returns this month with two up-and-coming Welsh bands, Zefur Wolves (featuring Cian Ciaran from Super Furry Animals) and The Golden Age of Reason (featuring members of Helen Love and The Soft Hearted Scientists).
Lost Enlightenment describes in painstaking detail a culture of scientific inquiry that Central Asians had nurtured many centuries before Europe's Age of Reason.
The arena erupted as the opening riff of War Pigs set the ball rolling for an evening to remember, followed by Under the Sun, Every Day Comes and Goes, Snowblind, Age of Reason and Black Sabbath.
from the Age of Reason is an absorbing movie on DVD about a woman a crossroads.