age of reason
Date: 1650 1. the time of life when one begins to be able to distinguish right from wrong 2. a period characterized by a prevailing belief in the use of reason; especially the 18th century in England and France

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  • Age of Reason — the Enlightenment, 18th century philosophical movement that emphasized the use of scientific inquiry and reason (most commonly associated with Locke, Descartes, Newton, and Rousseau) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Age of Reason (disambiguation) — Age of reason may refer to the following:* 17th century philosophy, as a successor of the Renaissance and a predecessor to the Age of Enlightenment * Age of Enlightenment in its long form of 1600 1800 * The Age of Reason , a book by Thomas Paine… …   Wikipedia

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