The Philosophy of the Enlightenment
The 18th century is the main philosophical century, the philosophy of the Enlightenment.
Indeed, all over Europe, philosophers have laid down old principles and reinventing a new paradigm of philosophy and political philosophy.
Of course, these philosophers have irreconcilable differences, but they share one common goal: they all fight against arbitrary power, through a complete overhaul of the political rationality, the advent of a rational subject, free and independant. As Kant taught us, man has to be think by himself.
The Enlightenment can be defined as a new philosophical paradigm.
Here is a list of major philosophers of the Enlightenment:
French enlightenment Philosophers:
British Enlightenment Philosophers:
German Enlightenment Philosophers:
American Enligtenment Philosophers:
- Benjamin Franklin
- Thomas Jefferson
- Thomas Paine