The English Enlightenment
Watts’s thought provides an insight into the peculiar nature of the English Enlightenment. It is fair to say that the European Enlightenment was the cultural expression of an age of absolutism. The German Aufklarung flourished under the enlightened despotism of Frederick the Great; the French Siècle des Lumières grew out of, if in reaction to, the reign of Louis XIV. Such nationalist absolutism fostered the spirit of intellectual and spiritual absolutism, which was the hall-mark of the Enlightenment mind.
KeywordsTrue Logic Philosophical Essay Disjunctive Syllogism Verbal Disputation Enlightenment Mind
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