Age of Enlightenment, period in Western history and its corresponding movement
Enlightenment (spiritual), insight or awakening to the true nature of reality
Enlightenment in Western secular tradition
Enlightenment in Buddhism
Ionian Enlightenment, the origin of ancient Greek advances in philosophy and science
Scottish Enlightenment, period in 18th century Scotland
American Enlightenment, intellectual culture of the British North American colonies and the early United States
Enlightenment in Poland, ideas of the Age of Enlightenment in Poland
Catholic Enlightenment, movement within Catholicism to find answers to the secularism of the Enlightenment
Russian Enlightenment, a period in the eighteenth century in which the government in Russia began to actively encourage the proliferation of arts and
Enlightenment in Spain, Bourbon period of reform and 'enlightened despotism'
Modern Greek Enlightenment, an 18th century national revival and educational movement in Greece
Haskalah, Jewish Enlightenment, movement among European Jews in the late 18th century
I guess if you want it defined, google it?
Call it Movement towards a goal, most simply put.
Some seek power, some seek to know themselves, it can go on and on. But it's like going to your goal the right way, and not stepping on the ladder
that is human minds on the way up. Build your own.
edit on 29-1-2013 by Mythfury because: (no reason given)