"Every burned book enlightens the world." Ralph
Waldo Emerson, American Poet
Motto for the Enlightenment
- "Dare to Know"
Wrote many articles and books against Christain churches and Christainity
Said that people needed to be free to rule the world themselves
Leaders were imprisoned for their writings and were held back by
government in Europe. The leaders of Age of Enlightenment
were known as the philosophes.
Tried to convince people they were coming out from dark
times to a new, enlightened age
of the Philosophes
Church became defensive and began censoring their works, went to government in complaint
Government started censoring everything that was written or
said by the philosophes.