THE ENLIGHTENMENT

The Enlightenment was a period of great intellectual and political transformation that took place in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. 

THE UNIT

This unit examines some of the great thinkers of the Enlightenment and focuses on their theories of justice.

UNIT QUESTIONS

  • Why was the Enlightenment important?

  • What changed during the Enlightenment?

  • To what extent did European societies live up to the ideals of the Enlightenment?

  • Which Enlightenment thinker's ideas can still help us resolve moral dilemmas today?

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