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19th Century Philosophy
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19th Century Philosophy

In the 18th Century the philosophies of The Enlightenment would begin to have dramatic effect, and the landmark works of philosophers such as Immanuel Kant and Jeans Jacques Rousseau would have an electrifying effect on a new generation of thinkers. In the late 18th century a movement known as Romanticism would seek to combine the formal rationality of the past, with a greater and more immediate emotional and organic sense of the world. Key ideas that would spark this change are evolution argued by Erasmus Darwin and JW Goethe, and what we would now call emergent order, for example the Free Market of Adam Smith. Pressures for egalitarianism, and more rapid change would culminate in a period of revolution and turbulence that would see philosophy change as well.

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