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The Enlightenment: Arrival of Postmodern Philosophy

Introduction

This course explores the historical period of the Enlightenment and its impact on the development of postmodern philosophy, covering topics such as the influence of Enlightenment thought on human rights, feminist movements, social justice, and modern notions of equality.

What you will learn

By completing this course, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Enlightenment period and its influence on the arrival of postmodern philosophy, as well as the ability to critically analyze and evaluate the impact of Enlightenment ideas on contemporary social, political, and philosophical thought.

Course program

The Enlightenment as a Historical Period (17th and 18th Centuries)
The Enlightened Project: Freedom as the Goal of Reason
The Rights of Man and Women in the Enlightenment
The Impact of Enlightenment Ideas on Society and Culture
The Limits of Reason and the Concept of Human Rights
The Legacy of the Enlightenment and its Influence on Contemporary Thought
The Enlightenment and the Development of Modern Philosophy