The Enlightenment - the basics
The Enlightenment - the basics
Decline of dogma and religious authority

Deism, humanism

Human rights

Science, empiricism

Progress and exploration replace obedience

Information (newspapers, libraries) becomes widely available

Advent of professional societies

Education, literacy

Ambition, individualism

Future orientation

Coffeee houses

Concern for human rights

Advent of the public intellectual

Overthrow of royalty

Appearance of democratic governments