Civilization and Its Dissatisfactions - Western Culture Review
- Examine the Reformation and the Scientific Revolution
- Focus on Osborne's Luther and Brecht's Galileo
- What is Enlightenment?
- The White Hotel
Luther was dissatisfied with the role of the church in controlling knowledge and dictating the efforts that people had to make to be considered clean in religion, he wrote the first bible in German and used the printing press to reproduce it for the masses. The effects of the work of Luther was the rise of a secular class in the society that was free to think and act as they pleased provided they acted from the purity of their souls. The effects of the empowerment of people to pursue their interests was a reduction in the control of religion on the people and catholic wars on the deviants that culminated in a less controlling environment by the church.
The contributions of Luther in the reformation were influential in the enlightenment because they reduced the authority of the church and facilitated the rise of a class of scientists whose methodologies and inventions ushered in the enlightenment.
For example, Descartes used the rational principle to derive knowledge. In the future, rationality played a key role in the development of the scientific method of deriving information or for people to know that they know. The rise of the rational principle therefore played a key role in facilitating the rise of the scientific method and thus had a key influence on the onset of the age of science that facilitated the enlightenment.
[...] Controlled freedoms, by the government, guaranteed certain freedoms at the expense of others. The principles proposed by the philosophers such as Kant relied on the rational methods of thought as proposed by Descartes. Therefore, the period of the reformation was critical in the onset of the enlightenment because the period acted as a transitional period between the dark ages and the scientific revolution. All eras in the evolution of the human race are linked. The previous era leads to developments that usher in a new age. [...]
[...] Civilization and Its Dissatisfactions - Western Culture Review Examine the Reformation and the Scientific Revolution as the necessary background for the Enlightenment. How do they prepare for this ?coming of Focus on Osborne's Luther and Brecht's Galileo, as well as Kant's ?What is Enlightenment,? but do not limit your essay to them. You will need, of course, to characterize the Enlightenment, too. Luther was dissatisfied with the role of the church in controlling knowledge and dictating the efforts that people had to make to be considered clean in religion, he wrote the first bible in German and used the printing press to reproduce it for the masses. [...]