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Age of Enlightenment

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  • proper n. A period of time ranging from part of the 17th century through much of the 18th century, characterized particularly by the importance of logic and reason.

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  • Speaking of a dope, outside the courtroom another defendant school board member fighting the Age of Enlightenment, Alan Bonsell, admitted he sent a mass mailing to local voters attacking the American Civil Liberties Union "for working with a group that has defended terror suspects and has defended a group that advocates sexual relationships between men and boys."

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  • Perhaps all this calls for our own Age of Enlightenment, with its own Jean Jacques Rousseau.

    Address at the French National Assembly Paris

  • However, the Age of Enlightenment changed that when many educated people turned to the study of science.

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