Atheistic Trends in the Philosophy of the Enlightenment. The Impact of Extreme Materialism and Rationalism Cover Image

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Atheistic Trends in the Philosophy of the Enlightenment. The Impact of Extreme Materialism and Rationalism

Author(s): Konrad Szocik
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Special Branches of Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie
Keywords: atheism; rationalism; materialism; sensualism; critique of religion

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents the development of the basic ideas of the European enlightenment. e philosophy of the enlightenment focused on rationalism and empirical materialism. These concepts had emerged from philosophical atheism. Human reason was brought to the fore, as a new basis for ethical, ontological and epistemological authority. We can find sources for these ideas in the philosophy of Cartesian and Spinozistic rationalism, and in the empiricism and mechanism of English and French philosophy.

  • Issue Year: 19/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 19-33
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish