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.
Larivee says belief in Santa diminishes as children approach the age of reason.
This notable book from one of the foremost 20th century religion scholars addresses the question of how and why in this age of reason and technology, fundamentalism has emerged as one of the most powerful forces at work in the world.
The Age of Reason reads somewhat like an introductory college textbook to church history, which is probably intended.
That separation came with modernity, with the age of reason and enlightenment, where you split secular concerns from religious ones.
The five to seven year shift: The age of reason and responsibility (pp.
The Age of Reason Reader (NY: Viking Press, 1956), "Introduction.
At that time focus was on the parental obligations of early childhood up to age seven, the age of reason.
It does not help either that this age of mass communication is assuredly not the age of reason.
Such comments suggest we are entering the dusk of the Age of Reason.
Madness and civilization: A history of insanity in the Age of Reason.