Why did the Enlightenment occur between the 16th and 17th centuries?

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 Why did the Enlightenment occur between the 16th and 17th centuries?

(Medieval and Renaissance art, Protestant Reformation, and Scientific Revolution in all)

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·  foundation of modern Western political and intellectual culture

·  revolutionaries elevated to heroic status those philosophers, such as Voltaire and Rousseau, who could be used to justify their radical break with the Ancient Régime

·  philosophers arguments(John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau) that a social contract is necessary for man to live in civil society.


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